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timberman

[tim-ber-muh n] /ˈtɪm bər mən/
noun, plural timbermen.
1.
a person who prepares, erects, and maintains mine timbers.
Origin of timberman
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see timber, man1
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  • He made his money that way, and it is not long since he was a timberman on this same lode.

    The Wedge of Gold C. C. Goodwin
  • We went into camp, and before breakfast a timberman called on us.

    On a Donkey's Hurricane Deck R. Pitcher Woodward
  • Leave me a mess o Molly Cottontails, said the timberman, driving on.

    The Trail Boys on the Plains Jay Winthrop Allen
  • When he talked of boarding the timberman and bringing off the eight men, his imagination was a little confused.

    The Last Entry William Clark Russell
British Dictionary definitions for timberman

timberman

/ˈtɪmbəmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
any of various longicorn beetles that have destructive wood-eating larvae Also called timberman beetle
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