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timber line

  

      n   the altitudinal or latitudinal limit of normal tree growth  
   See also       tree line  
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timber  
      n  
1   
a    wood, esp. when regarded as a construction material,   (Usual U.S. and Canadian word)    lumber  
b    (as modifier)  
a timber cottage     
2   
a    trees collectively  
b      (Chiefly U.S.)   woodland  
3    a piece of wood used in a structure  
4      (Nautical)   a frame in a wooden vessel  
5    potential material, for a post, rank, etc.  
he is managerial timber     
      vb  
6    tr   to provide with timbers  
      interj  
7    a lumberjack's shouted warning when a tree is about to fall  
     (Old English; related to Old High German zimbar wood, Old Norse timbr timber, Latin domus house)  


timber hitch  
      n   a knot used for tying a rope round a spar, log, etc., for haulage  
timber line  
      n   the altitudinal or latitudinal limit of normal tree growth  
   See also       tree line  
timber wolf  
      n   a variety of the wolf, Canis lupus, having a grey brindled coat and occurring in forested northern regions, esp. of North America,   (Also called)    grey wolf  

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timber

  
  
beams, boards, forest, logs, planks, trees, wood  

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
adv.
in a line, continuously, in quick succession
n.
line used to secure a sail when stowing it to the yard or boom, or any line used to lash items on a ship
[Naut.]
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