Sawyer Saw"yer, n. [Saw + -yer, as in lawyer. Cf. {Sawer}.] 1. One whose occupation is to saw timber into planks or boards, or to saw wood for fuel; a sawer. [1913 Webster]

2. A tree which has fallen into a stream so that its branches project above the surface, rising and falling with a rocking or swaying motion in the current. [U.S.] [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) The bowfin. [Local, U.S.] [1913 Webster]

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