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sawyer

División en sílabas: saw·yer
Pronunciación: /ˈsôyər
 
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Definición de sawyer en inglés:

sustantivo

1A person who saws timber for a living.
Example sentences
  • Opponents believe it's all a spin to provide more even-aged timber for the sawyers.
  • He eventually secured a job as a sawyer with an Edinburgh timber merchant, which gave him the means to support a wife and three small children.
  • Not only were numerous loggers, sawyers, and other timber industry employees injured (with a few being killed), but tens of thousands were put out of jobs.
2US An uprooted tree floating in a river but held fast at one end.
[with allusion to the trapped log's movement up and down]
3A large longhorn beetle whose larvae bore tunnels in the wood of injured or recently felled trees, producing an audible chewing sound.
  • Genus Monochamus, family Cerambycidae
Example sentences
  • The pine sawyers are wood borers and emerge throughout the summer months as adults carrying the nematode from infested or non-infested pine trees.
  • The pinewood nematode is transmitted from pine to pine by an insect vector, the pine sawyer.

Origen

Middle English (earlier as sawer): from the noun saw1 + -yer.

Words that rhyme with sawyer

LockyerBolognabowyer

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