saw·​mill | \ ˈsȯ-ˌmil How to pronounce sawmill (audio) \

Definition of sawmill

: a mill or machine for sawing logs

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Velazquez got a job at a different sawmill, and Greer began teaching at a charter school in the Russian River Valley. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, "On the far Sonoma coast, distinctive Cabernet comes from an unlikely vineyard," 20 Apr. 2018 The wooden carpet that had been slithering, jostling, and churning toward the sawmill stopped dead. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "The Lost Art of Floating Logs Down the River," 16 Feb. 2019 Logging trucks drive through back roads that are unpatrolled by police and deliver their payloads to secret sawmills. Fox News, "Inside the Amazon’s ‘world’s most endangered tribe’ who bathes with turtles and and eats armadillos," 1 Oct. 2018 Potlatch’s Clearwater sawmill at Lewiston, incidentally, is the largest pine mill in the world. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "The Lost Art of Floating Logs Down the River," 16 Feb. 2019 Cutting down anything close to 129 million dead trees would be horrendously expensive, and there aren’t enough sawmills in California to process them. Umair Irfan, Vox, "Ryan Zinke blamed environmentalists for California’s massive wildfires. Again.," 21 Nov. 2018 Tenneco invested nearly $50 million to build a sawmill and processing plant there with the aim of exporting wood panels to Europe and Asia. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "Dana Mead, Retired Army Colonel, Battled to Save Tenneco in the 1990s," 23 Nov. 2018 At the spurs—small railroads that lead into or away from factories, sawmills, lumberyards, and packing houses—the trains stopped. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "The Hobo Hieroglyphs: Their Secret Symbols, Explained," 21 Nov. 2018 Pulp mills, sawmills and other production facilities were damaged in 11 of the top timber-producing counties in state, Putnam said. Fox News, "Missing Florida woman's body recovered amid rubble," 19 Oct. 2018

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1553, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of sawmill

: a mill or factory where logs are sawed to make boards


saw·​mill | \ ˈsȯ-ˌmil How to pronounce sawmill (audio) \

Kids Definition of sawmill

: a mill or factory having machinery for sawing logs

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