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tim·ber / ˈtimbər/ • n. wood prepared for use in building and carpentry: the exploitation of forests for timber | [as adj.] a small timber building. ∎  trees grown for such wood: contracts to cut timber. ∎  (usu. timbers) a wooden beam or board used in building a house, ship, or other structure. ∎  [as interj.] used to warn that a tree is about to fall after being cut: we cried “Timber!” as our tree fell. ∎  personal qualities or character, esp. as seen as suitable for a particular role: she is frequently hailed as presidential timber. ORIGIN: Old English in the sense ‘a building,’ also ‘building material,’ of Germanic origin; related to German Zimmer ‘room,’ from an Indo-European root meaning ‘build.’

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timber. Wood from conifers (or evergreens) is known as softwood (e.g. pine), and wood from deciduous trees is known as hardwood (e.g. beech, oak). Softwoods are and were widely employed for floor- and roof-construction, and hardwoods (especially oak) were used for structural timber framing. Prior to the introduction of metal for structural purposes in C18, timber (or lumber) was the only material used for structural framing.

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timber †building, edifice; †building material, (later) wood for building; growing trees OE.; wooden object, spec. beam XIV. OE. timber = OS. timbar, OHG. zimbar (G. zimmer room), ON. timbr :- Gmc. *timram :- IE. *demrom, f. *dēm- *dōm- *dm- build.

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Timber

furs or animal skins, especially 40 skins of martens, ermines, or sable, and 120 skins of other animals.

Examples : timber of ermine skins, 1714; of marten skins, 1707; of mink skins, 1707; of sable skins, 1566.

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timber
1. Wood in the form of unsquared logs.

2. Tree trunks that are suitable for beams or for sawing into planks.

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timber
1. Wood in the form of unsquared logs.

2. Tree trunks that are suitable for beams or for sawing into planks.

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timber

timber: see lumber; wood.

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timber

timber See wood

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