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A timber sleeper? (3)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

log

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Here is my best explanation:

This could be a double definition.

'a timber' is the first definition.
(thesaurus)

'sleeper?' is the second definition.
The answer and definition can be both man-made objects as well as being singular nouns.
Perhaps you can see a link between them that I can't see?

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This clue was last seen in Evening Standard