Sawyer Definition

sôyər
noun
A person whose work is sawing wood, as into planks and boards.
Webster's New World
A log or tree caught in a river so that its branches saw back and forth with the water.
Webster's New World
Any of a genus (Monochamus) of brown-and-gray, long-horned beetles whose larvae burrow into wood.
Webster's New World

(US, dialect) The bowfin.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
  • sawyer beetle
pronoun

An occupational surname for someone who made a living from sawing wood.

Wiktionary
A male given name.
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Sawyer

Noun

Singular:
sawyer
Plural:
sawyers

Origin of Sawyer

  • Middle English sauere, sawier from sawen to saw from sawe saw saw1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, equivalent to saw +"Ž -yer.

    From Wiktionary

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