sawmill

[ saw-mil ]
/ ˈsɔˌmɪl /
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noun

a place or building in which timber is sawed into planks, boards, etc., by machinery.

Origin of sawmill

First recorded in 1545–55; saw1 + mill1
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British Dictionary definitions for sawmill

sawmill

/ (ˈsɔːˌmɪl) /

noun

an industrial establishment where timber is sawn into planks, etc
a large sawing machine
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Word Origin and History for sawmill

sawmill


n.

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

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