from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A plant where timber is sawed into boards.
- n. A large machine for sawing lumber.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A machine, building or company used for cutting (milling) lumber.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A mill for sawing, especially one for sawing timber or lumber.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mill, driven by water or steam, for sawing timber into boards, planks, etc., suitable for building and other purposes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a mill for dressing logs and lumber
- n. a large sawing machine
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I do NOT like the cream gravy with sausage in it, however; I think they call it sawmill gravy.
Yet the sawmill was a conservatory of sorts for Maxine, Jim Ed and Bonnie, who early on revealed their musical precociousness by identifying exactly when a spinning saw blade had been properly tempered.
I know that even then, had I answered him differently the matter would not have ended as it did, but my spirit rose proud and defiant, and I said with a tone of mock levity, 'How long a journey do you purpose taking, Mr. Blake? is it to the grist-mill, or to the sawmill, which is a little farther away?'
The Peckham boys from the sawmill were the first to respond, and five minutes later Hiram was on the spot, having seen the rising smoke and flare in the sky from Maple Lawn.
A sawmill was the largest figure of the town, and the railway station was the center.
A sawmill was the largest figure of the town, and the railway station was the centre.
The loss of an arm in a sawmill was the pivotal point that gave us one of the best and strongest lawyers in Western New York.
-- Visited the sawmill, which is romantically situated near the river, from whence there is a fine view of the valley.
QM manufactures spherical roller bearing steel housed units and elastomeric and steel couplings used in demanding processes such as sawmill and logging operations.
Sofie’s sneakers were too small; they pinched at my big toe, and the way home from the sawmill was a whole lot longer than usual.