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Definition of "sawdust" [saw•dust]

  • The small particles of wood or other material that fall from an object being sawed. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sawdust" in a sentence
  • "And me, I'm going to be over here obsessing about the ice barges coming down river from the mountains with their precious cargo packed in sawdust and hay."
  • "His beautiful tables and stools juxtapose various textures and are crafted using a mixture of resin and sawdust from a variety of different woods."
  • "On the island, quinces were traditionally packed in sawdust and stored in north-facing rooms."