saw·​mill | \ ˈsȯ-ˌmil \

Definition of sawmill

: a mill or machine for sawing logs

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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 An enterprising feline will build out from their fortified stronghold, working quickly to throw down recruiters and sawmills to fuel their war machine. Charlie Theel, Ars Technica, "Root is a terrific—and fully asymmetric—woodland wargame," 29 Sep. 2018 These trees are like giant matchsticks, but there are so many of them that need to be removed that processing facilities like sawmills have been swamped across the state. Umair Irfan, Vox, "Ryan Zinke’s claim that “environmental terrorists” are to blame for wildfires, explained," 17 Aug. 2018 Her mom was an elementary school teacher and her dad was a sawmill worker. Kathleen Joyce, Fox News, "Carrie Underwood's career, from 'American Idol' to country music superstar," 16 Aug. 2018 Patrick Jones dropped out of high school in 2013, then worked in package handling for FedEx and as extra help at a sawmill. Sharon Nunn, WSJ, "Low-Income Workers See Long-Awaited Wage Gains," 5 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 \

Kids Definition of sawmill

: a mill or factory having machinery for sawing logs

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