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

Definition of sawmill

: a mill or machine for sawing logs

Examples of sawmill in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web About 12 trees needed to be cleared from the property, so Jeff paid someone $300 to bring a portable sawmill and cut the pines into shelving, a fireplace mantel, and more. Sarah Halverson, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 Nov. 2021 Her husband worked at a sawmill, then became a correctional officer at High Desert State Prison, next door to CCC, after all the mills began closing. Los Angeles Times, 17 Sep. 2021 Likewise, the glass panel on the center console collects dust like a CD in a sawmill. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 30 Sep. 2021 And Ogden, having lost a fortune in the Chicago fire, lost everything else in Peshtigo: his sawmill, factory, boardinghouse, railroad. Christopher Borrelli,, 29 Sep. 2021 Turnboo hopes the fire will spur new opportunities to bring in electricity production, a sawmill and selective logging to the community, helping to create jobs and make the county safer. Julie Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle, 26 Sep. 2021 The site overlooks a pond and includes a sawmill, wheelwright and blacksmith shop, along with a two-story house. Washington Post, 10 Sep. 2021 Barry eventually recovered but is still numb on one side of his body and could never return to his job at a sawmill. oregonlive, 10 Aug. 2021 Log Cabin Heritage Park, 16381 State Highway 131, Gays Mills, is on the site of an old sawmill and is home to six historical cabins and a schoolhouse built by European settlers in the late 1800s. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 27 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of sawmill

1553, in the meaning defined above

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29 Nov 2021

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“Sawmill.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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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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