Sawyer is an occupational term referring to someone who saws wood. One such job was the now-archaic occupation of someone who cut lumber to length for the consumer market, a task now done by end users or at lumber and home improvement stores. The term is still widely used in the logging industry, wildfire suppression, trail construction and related work to refer to the operator of a chainsaw (or still in some limited applications, a crosscut saw). In the construction industry, the term is applied to the operator of a concrete saw.

Sawyer is also an occupational surname originating in England, for someone who made a living from sawing wood. Sawyer is also less commonly a given name.

This term may also refer to:

  • Sawyer, a fallen tree stuck on the bottom of river, where it constitutes a danger to shipping.

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Famous quotes containing the word sawyer:

    But that’s always the way; it don’t make no difference whether you do right or wrong, a person’s conscience ain’t got no sense, and just goes for him anyway.... It takes up more room than all the rest of a person’s insides, and yet ain’t no good, nohow. Tom Sawyer thinks the same.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)