sawmill

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

Definition of sawmill

: a mill or machine for sawing logs

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The sawmill is expected to produce 240 million board feet of timber annually. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al.com, "Pike County getting $500,000 grant for sawmill project," 2 July 2019 Everyone has heard versions of that story—involving steel and auto plants in the Midwest, sawmills in the Northwest, coal mines in Appalachia or copper mines in the Southwest, other facilities in other towns. James Fallows, The Atlantic, "The Reinvention of a Downtown: Danville’s Story, Part 2," 17 June 2019 These incredible trees, each its own mini biodiversity hotspot hosting up to 1,000 insect, fungi and other plant species, can be reduced to planks in a sawmill in a few minutes. Unding Jami, National Geographic, "The world's tallest known tropical tree has been found—and climbed," 3 Apr. 2019 Some 50 million feet of timber are herded down 120 miles of the Clearwater River from Beaver Creek to the sawmill at Lewiston. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "The Lost Art of Floating Logs Down the River," 16 Feb. 2019 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

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First Known Use of sawmill

1553, in the meaning defined above

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sawmill

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sawmill

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

sawmill

noun
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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