Meaning of TIMBER in English


n. 1 wood prepared for building, carpentry, etc. 2 a piece of wood or beam, esp. as the rib of a vessel. 3 large standing trees suitable for timber; woods or forest. 4 (esp. as int.) a warning cry that a tree is about to fall. timber hitch a knot used in attaching a rope to a log or spar. timber wolf a type of large n. American grey wolf. timbering n.

[ OE, = building, f. Gmc ]

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