Definition of sawyer
1 : one that saws
2 or sawyer beetle : any of several large long-horned beetles whose larvae bore large holes in timber or dead wood especially of various conifers
3 : a tree fast in the bed of a stream with its branches projecting to the surface and bobbing up and down with the current
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The place was extraordinarily fit for building a community for sawyers, not farmers.
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