Definition of roundwood in English:



  • [mass noun] Timber which is left as small logs, not sawn into planks or chopped for fuel, typically taken from near the tops of trees and used for furniture.

    • ‘‘The mill in Grand-Mere still requires 4-foot roundwood,’ he explains.’
    • ‘Jack runs three of his own trucks - two self-loaders for roundwood and one tractor trailer for hauling chip vans.’
    • ‘The timber, called roundwood, is from the upper part of trees which is pulped to make paper or turned into chipboard.’
    • ‘Internal trade does not fall under their responsibilities, but only a portion of tropical roundwood enters international markets.’
    • ‘The emergence of new markets for small roundwood and by-products is essential if the health of the forestry industry is to improve.’