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sawyer (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 (such as lawyer, bowyer, clothier).

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Definitions of sawyer

sawyer (n.)
one who is employed to saw wood;
sawyer (n.)
any of several beetles whose larvae bore holes in dead or dying trees especially conifers;
Synonyms: sawyer beetle
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