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Definition of timber
wood prepared for use in building and carpentry:the exploitation of forests for timber [as modifier]:a small timber building trees grown for timber:contracts to cut timber
) a wooden beam or board used in building a house, ship, or other structure.
[as exclamation] used to warn that a tree is about to fall after being cut:we cried “Timber!” as our tree fell [usually with adjective] personal qualities or character, especially as seen as suitable for a particular role:she is frequently hailed as presidential timber