[ luhm-ber-yahrd ]

  1. a yard where lumber is stored for sale.

Origin of lumberyard

An Americanism dating back to 1780–90; lumber1 + yard2

Words Nearby lumberyard Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use lumberyard in a sentence

  • I saw several salesmen and laborers in the lumberyard, but there was no one in the counting-room.

    Desk and Debit | Oliver Optic
  • From the window there was an unobstructed view of a lumberyard, beyond which frowned the blackened walls of a factory.

    The Promised Land | Mary Antin
  • I think you had better go and see him, if you can leave the lumberyard, Dick.

  • Three miles below the city was the Island on which many voters were working in a saw-mill and lumberyard.

    Carnac's Folly, Complete | Gilbert Parker

British Dictionary definitions for lumberyard


/ (ˈlʌmbəˌjɑːd) /

  1. US and 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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