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.
- un·der·saw·yer, noun
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How to use sawyer in a sentence
“After the withdraw, they realized that firefighter Craig-Lewis was missing,” said Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Derrick sawyer.
Rod Stewart and Diane sawyer This is just highly entertaining.The Most WTF Covers of ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside,’ Everyone’s Favorite Date-Rape Holiday Classic | Kevin Fallon | November 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
At this point, he became Tom sawyer, letting his musical compatriots—and the folk tradition—help paint his musical fence.
When it comes to seamless, even heartwarming, transitions at the anchor desk, NBC and CBS can take lessons from Diane sawyer.Diane Sawyer's Swan Song: 'ABC World News' Anchor's Warm (and Long) Goodbye | Lloyd Grove | August 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Ministry of Heath is said to have ordered sawyer not to travel.
They had almost reached the sawyer's cottage, when a black animal ran out towards them.The Nursery, July 1873, Vol. XIV. No. 1 | Various
Then I slipped down to the ground and crawled in among the trees, and, sure enough, there was Tom sawyer waiting for me.
I asked her if she reckoned Tom sawyer would go there, and she said not by a considerable sight.
I did wish Tom sawyer was there; I knowed he would take an interest in this kind of business, and throw in the fancy touches.
sawyer never speaks three words without mentioning the House and the Speaker.A Little Dinner at Timmins's | William Makepeace Thackeray
British Dictionary definitions for sawyer
a person who saws timber for a living
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