That sort of wood which is proper for buildings or for tools, utensils, furniture, carriages, fences, ships, and the like; -- usually said of felled trees, but sometimes of those standing. Cf. Lumber, 3.
Timber here includes sawlogs and other miscellaneous products, including Christmas trees (in linear feet), cull logs (in gross thousand board feet), fuelwood (in cords), pulp chips and hardwood logs (in tons), fuel chips (in bone dry tons), poles and pilings (in linear feet), split products (in net thousand board feet), and other miscellaneous small sawlogs (in net thousand board feet).
(a) Categories of wood other than fire wood. (b) For statistical record, wood down to a minimum diameter or girth; 3 inches diameter over bark for small trees in the U.K. 7 c.m.o.b. in Europe, and 8 in o.b. in India and Malaya. Timber volume is ordinarily exclusive of bark. See Timber Standard. (c) As variously described under any legal enactment. ( BCFT modif)
Trees suitable for conversion into industrial forest products. Sometimes this term is used as a synonym for industrial roundwood, and it may also be used to refer to certain large sawn wood products (e.g. bridge timbers).
1. Standing trees, stumpage. 2. A size classification of lumber that includes pieces that are at least five inches in their smallest dimension; also classified as beams, stringers, girders, etc. 3. In the British and Australian trades, this term is used to describe all sizes of lumber.
Standing trees of species suitable for wood products. Section 631 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) specifically includes as timber evergreen (coniferous) trees more than 6 years old when cut and sold for ornamental purposes—that is, Christmas trees—but not evergreen trees sold live, or greenery cut from standing trees. Also see “Growing stock,” “Merchantable timber,” and “Timber account.
A single piece or squared stick of wood intended for building, or already framed; collectively, the larger pieces or sticks of wood, forming the framework of a house, ship, or other structure, in distinction from the covering or boarding.
Timber is the canine sidekick to the popular G.I. Joe character Snake-Eyes. The anthropomorphic wolf rarely received his critical due in the original cartoon series (much like the eagle Freedom, friend of the Native American warrior Spirit), as he served mainly as an afterthought, a paradigm of comic relief at the end of an episode.