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timber

noun uk   /ˈtɪm.bər/ us    /-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 merchantC2 [C] a long piece of wood used for building, especially houses and ships: roof timbers a timber-framed building
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exclamation uk   /ˈtɪm.bər/ us    /-bɚ/
shouted when a tree that has been cut is about to fall
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