Examples of timber in a Sentence
upon our approach the deer disappeared back into the timber from whence it had come
needed a new load of timber to finish building the house
Origin and Etymology of timber
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
Recent Examples of timber from the Web
Rooms pinwheel off this central opening, each one timbered, clad, coffered or paneled in some local wood and detailed with the meticulous craft of a Japanese tea house, a far cry from modernism’s utilitarian open plan.
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First Known Use of timber
before 12th century
TIMBER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of timber for English Language Learners
: trees that are grown in order to produce wood
—used as an interjection to warn people nearby that a cut tree is about to fall
: a large piece of wood that is used to form a part of a building
TIMBER Defined for Kids
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