Meaning of “sawmill” in the English Dictionary

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"sawmill" in British English

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sawmillnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsɔː.mɪl/ us /ˈsɑː.mɪl/

Examples from literature

  • Centuries later, the water wheel was still in use in sawmills to cut wood and in factories to make cloth. 
  • He owned a sawmill, a factory that cuts trees for wood. 
  • However, workers from the sawmill learned about the gold. 

(Definition of “sawmill” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sawmill" in American English

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sawmillnoun [ U ]

us /ˈsɔˌmɪl/

a place where wood is cut into boards or other forms, usually with heavy machinery

(Definition of “sawmill” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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