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"timber" in British English

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timbernoun

uk   /ˈtɪm.bər/  us   /ˈtɪm.bɚ/
C2 [U] trees that are ​grown so that the ​wood from them can be used for ​building: a timber ​forest These ​trees are being ​grown for timber.
C2 [U] UK (US lumber) wood used for ​building: a timber ​merchant
C2 [C] a ​longpiece of ​wood used for ​building, ​especiallyhouses and ​ships: roof timbers

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timberexclamation

uk   /ˈtɪm.bər/  us   /ˈtɪm.bɚ/
(Definition of timber from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"timber" in American English

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timbernoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈtɪm·bər/
wood from ​trees that is used for ​building, or ​treesgrown for this use: [U] The ​houses were ​constructed of timber and whitewashed ​clay.
(Definition of timber from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"timber" in Business English

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timbernoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈtɪmbər/ UK ( US lumber) NATURAL RESOURCES
wood that has been specially ​produced for use in the ​buildingindustry: Houses at the ​eco-friendlyretirement complex are made from ​sustainable timber and stone that has been ​quarriedlocally. 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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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