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[woo dz-muh n] /ˈwʊdz mən/
noun, plural woodsmen.
Also, woodman. a person accustomed to life in the woods and skilled in the arts of the woods, as hunting or trapping.
a lumberman.
Origin of woodsman
1680-90; wood1 + -s3 + man1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for woodsman
  • She happened upon a friendly woodsman and told him of her predicament.
  • He wears corduroy breeches, a mackinaw, and a woodsman's boots and cap.
  • He was a woodsman, a waterman and a sober-minded maker of maps.
  • He loved being a woodsman, enjoying fishing and camp fires.
  • The development of rutters and water sprinklers to maintain the sled tracks enabled the woodsman to haul heavier loads.
  • Chambers is an experienced woodsman and is in the habit of taking long trips on foot in the woods.
  • One old woodsman sketched his log cabin on a conk that he claims lasted more than forty years.
  • He is an experienced woodsman and may frequent camping areas.
  • Unless it flushes, only the keenest woodsman may detect it, and then only by its large handsome eyes set high in its head.
  • The woodsman's axe was a tool every bit as important as the rifle on the frontier.
British Dictionary definitions for woodsman


noun (pl) -men
a person who lives in a wood or who is skilled in woodcraft Also called woodman
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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