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sawmill

[saw-mil] /ˈsɔˌmɪl/
noun
1.
a place or building in which timber is sawed into planks, boards, etc., by machinery.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; saw1 + mill1
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Examples from the web for sawmill
  • Workers at a sawmill readily admit that they receive fresh supplies of timber every week.
  • In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the sawmill industry flourished.
  • The sawmill has a written safety policy and holds monthly meetings to discuss safety issues with the workers and management.
British Dictionary definitions for sawmill

sawmill

/ˈsɔːˌmɪl/
noun
1.
an industrial establishment where timber is sawn into planks, etc
2.
a large sawing machine
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Word Origin and History for sawmill
n.

1550s; see saw (n.1) + mill (n.1).

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