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[luhm-ber-yahrd] /ˈlʌm bərˌyɑrd/
a yard where lumber is stored for sale.
Origin of lumberyard
1780-90, Americanism; lumber1 + yard2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for lumberyard
  • The growling of timber saws comes from his lumberyard, where piles of rosewood lie unhidden.
  • Your local hardware store or lumberyard can provide more information on available alternatives.
  • Some barns and a lumberyard were demolished along the ten mile path.
  • Your local hardware store or lumberyard can provide more information about available alternatives.
  • It severely damaged a lumberyard, ripping the roof off a large storage facility.
  • For example, a partnership operates a lumberyard and an automobile repair and parts business.
  • Small homes, a lumberyard, and a cotton compress were destroyed.
British Dictionary definitions for lumberyard


(US & Canadian) an establishment where timber and sometimes other building materials are stored or sold Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) timberyard
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