saw·​tim·​ber | \ ˈsȯ-ˌtim-bər How to pronounce sawtimber (audio) \

Definition of sawtimber

: timber suitable for sawing into lumber

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Recent Examples on the Web Bloom said that range is only an estimate of sawtimber-sized trees and stressed that the trees have not yet been marked for sale. Sarah Bowman, Indianapolis Star, "Plans to log Brown County backcountry area threatens century-old trees," 28 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of sawtimber

1901, in the meaning defined above

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“Sawtimber.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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