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Definition of timber noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] trees that are grown to be used in building or for making things the timber industry
  2. 2[countable, usually plural] a long heavy piece of wood used in building a house or ship roof timbers
  3. 3[uncountable] = lumber houses built of timber
  4. 4timber! used to warn people that a tree that has been cut is about to fall
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