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English definition of “timber”

timber

noun [U]     /ˈtɪmbər/ UK ( US lumber) NATURAL RESOURCES
wood that has been specially produced for use in the building industry : Houses at the eco-friendly retirement complex are made from sustainable timber and stone that has been quarried locally . Our aim is to boost the state's timber industry by $5 billion over the next 10 years . timber sales / production / harvesting a timber company / business / group
(Definition of timber noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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