[saw-yer, soi-er]
a person who saws wood, especially as an occupation.
Also called sawyer beetle. any of several long-horned beetles, especially one of the genus Monochamus, the larvae of which bore in the wood of coniferous trees.

1300–50; Middle English sawier, equivalent to sawe saw1 + -ier -ier1

undersawyer, noun Unabridged
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sawyer (ˈsɔːjə)
a person who saws timber for a living
[C14 sawier, from saw1 + -ier, variant of -er1]

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Sawyer did not comply and kept moving his hands toward his pockets.
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