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Why do loggers shout timber?

Why do loggers shout timber?

Timber! That’s the call of warning you hear before a tree falls. That’s because those lumberjacks are going to use the tree to make timber, otherwise known as “lumber” or the wood used for construction.

Why do lumberjacks say timber?

The short answer to your question (my ride is honking out front) is that lumberjacks shout “Timber!” to warn anyone in the vicinity that a big tree is on its way down.

Where does the phrase timber come from?

Timber traces back to an Old English word initially meaning “house” or “building” that also came to mean “building material,” “wood,” and “trees” or “woods.” Timbers are large squared lengths of wood used for building a house or a boat. In British English, timber is also used as a synonym for lumber.

What do you call to a wood from a cut tree?

A lumberjack is a person who cuts down trees. After a tree falls, the wood in it can be cut into long, straight pieces called lumber.

Do loggers really yell timber?

Timber is a warning word similar to how folders yell “for” in golf when they hit a ball toward other people. Loggers used it to warn people nearby of the falling TIMBER. So, people will typically use it when something is falling, especially in a humurous instance.

What does yelling timber mean?

It’s a reference to chopping down trees. The ‘it’ is a tree. You cut the trunk with an axe, then as the tree begins to fall, you shout ‘timber’ to warn people to get out of the way. Much like golf when they yell ‘fore’ after hitting a ball into the fields!

Who shouts timber?

Re: Why do lumberjacks yell “Timber” When his tree was cut down, he said, “Hom-me, Hom-me”.

When wood is cut it is r?

Wood Terms that Start with “R”

Lumber Glossary Term Definition
Riparian Right A right of someone owning land located on the bank of a natural watercourse, such as a river, lake, or tidewater, to access or use the shore, bed, or water.
Rip-Cut (Ripping) A cut made parallel to the grain of a board.

What’s the difference between timber and wood?

In North America, they make a clear distinction between wood that still has bark on it – timber – and wood that has been rough sawn and ready for production – lumber.