sawdust

[ saw-duhst ]
/ ˈsɔˌdʌst /
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noun

small particles of wood produced in sawing.

Origin of sawdust

First recorded in 1520–30; saw1 + dust
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British Dictionary definitions for sawdust

sawdust

/ (ˈsɔːˌdʌst) /

noun

particles of wood formed by sawing
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Word Origin and History for sawdust

sawdust


n.

1520s, from saw (n.1) + dust (n.).

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