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chiefly North American timber sawn into rough planks or otherwise partly prepared.
chiefly British articles of furniture or other household items that are no longer useful and inconveniently take up storage space: [as modifier]:a lumber room
1 [no object]
(usually as noun lumbering
) chiefly North American cut and prepare forest timber for transport and sale:the traditional resource industries of the nation, chiefly fishing and lumbering
2 [with object]
(usually be lumbered with
) British informal burden (someone) with an unwanted responsibility, task, or set of circumstances.