sawyer

[ saw-yer, soi-er ]
/ ˈsɔ yər, ˈsɔɪ ər /

noun

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.

Origin of sawyer

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

OTHER WORDS FROM sawyer

un·der·saw·yer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sawyer

sawyer
/ (ˈsɔːjə) /

noun

a person who saws timber for a living

Word Origin for sawyer

C14 sawier, from saw 1 + -ier, variant of -er 1
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