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English definition of “sawdust”


noun [U]     /ˈsɔː.dʌst/ US  /ˈsɑː-/
the dust and small pieces of wood that are produced when you cut wood with a sawCarpentry and joinery
(Definition of sawdust noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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