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Meaning of SAWYER

Pronunciation:  'soyur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  any of several beetles whose larvae bore holes in dead or dying trees especially conifers
  2. [n]  one who is employed to saw wood
 

SAWYER is a 6 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: sawyer beetle
 
 See Also: genus Monochamus, jack, laborer, labourer, long-horned beetle, longicorn, longicorn beetle, manual laborer, Monochamus, pine sawyer

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Saw"yer\, n. [Saw + -yer, as in lawyer. Cf. {Sawer}.]
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. [U.S.]

3. (Zo["o]l.) The bowfin. [Local, U.S.]

 

 

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