- 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.
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Contemporary Examples of sawyer
She apparently was infected by a nurse who had become infected while treating Sawyer.
Sawyer insisted that she be given a private room and plunked down $500 to secure it.
On July 25, five days after he landed in Lagos, Sawyer died.
Ministry of Health protocols called for Sawyer to be to be monitored daily for 21 days.
The Ministry of Heath is said to have ordered Sawyer not to travel.
Historical Examples of sawyer
Sawyer should have reinforced the Seventh with his entire brigade.Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman
J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
He lived about on the river and in the harbour, working at casual jobs as a sawyer or porter.Maxim Gorki
Jack's first impulse was to discredit the sincerity of Mr. Sawyer's intention.
How do you know what poor Mr. Sawyer said to himself when he was alone in his room that day?
Again he went bar-jumping to chapel, and this time no Mr. Sawyer intercepted him.
- a person who saws timber for a living
Word Origin for sawyer
mid-13c. "one whose occupation is sawing timber into planks, boards, etc." (as a surname from c.1200), alteration of sawer, agent noun from saw (v.), influenced by French-derived words in -ier (e.g. lawyer, bowyer, clothier).