Definition of Sawyer

1. Noun. One who is employed to saw wood.

Generic synonyms: Jack, Laborer, Labourer, Manual Laborer
Derivative terms: Saw



2. Noun. Any of several beetles whose larvae bore holes in dead or dying trees especially conifers.
Exact synonyms: Sawyer Beetle
Generic synonyms: Long-horned Beetle, Longicorn, Longicorn Beetle
Group relationships: Genus Monochamus, Monochamus
Specialized synonyms: Pine Sawyer

Definition of Sawyer

1. n. One whose occupation is to saw timber into planks or boards, or to saw wood for fuel; a sawer.

Definition of Sawyer

1. Proper noun. (surname A=An occupational from=Middle English dot=) for someone who made a living from sawing wood. ¹

2. Proper noun. ( male given name) ¹

3. Noun. One who saws timber, especially in a sawpit. ¹

4. Noun. (American English) A large trunk of a tree brought down by the force of a river's current ¹

5. Noun. A beetle that lives and feeds on trees, including timber. ¹

6. Noun. (US dialect) The bowfin. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sawyer

1. one that saws wood for a living [n -S]

Medical Definition of Sawyer

1. 1. One whose occupation is to saw timber into planks or boards, or to saw wood for fuel; a sawer. 2. A tree which has fallen into a stream so that its branches project above the surface, rising and falling with a rocking or swaying motion in the current. 3. The bowfin. Origin: Saw + -yer, as in lawyer. Cf. Sawer. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sawyer

sawpits
saws
sawset
sawsets
sawshark
sawsharks
sawteeth
sawtimber
sawtimbers
sawtooth
sawtoothed
sawtoothlike
sawtries
sawtry
sawwort
sawyer (current term)
sawyer's handful
sawyer beetle
sawyers
sax
sax-tuba
saxafras
saxagliptin
saxatile
saxaul
saxauls
saxe blue
saxefras
saxello
saxes

Literary usage of Sawyer

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1897)
"He died in pos-->-ion of the dignity of master in chancery on M o.-t. 17">!)i/A. 17-Vl xxix. -t'.C). sawyer compiled the valuable • Memorials of Affairs of ..."

2. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"sawyer—contd. 1844 " It takes a man, stranger," said a Mississippi fireman, " to ride one of these here aligator boats head on to a sawyer, high pressure ..."

3. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1897)
"He died in pos-->-ion of the dignity of master in chancery on M o.-t. 17">!)i/A. 17-Vl xxix. -t'.C). sawyer compiled the valuable • Memorials of Affairs of ..."

4. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"sawyer—contd. 1844 " It takes a man, stranger," said a Mississippi fireman, " to ride one of these here aligator boats head on to a sawyer, high pressure ..."

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