sawyer


sawyer

noun

  1. a person who saws wood, especially as an occupation.
  2. Also called sawyer beetle. any of several long-horned beetles, especially one of the genus Monochamus, the larvae of which bore in the wood of coniferous trees.

noun

  1. a person who saws timber for a living

n.mid-13c. “one whose occupation is sawing timber into planks, boards, etc.” (as a surname from c.1200), alteration of sawer, agent noun from saw (v.), influenced by French-derived words in -ier (e.g. lawyer, bowyer, clothier).

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