saw·tim·ber | \ˈsȯ-ˌtim-bər \

Definition of sawtimber 

: timber suitable for sawing into lumber

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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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