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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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  • He preferred the beech woods to the cultivated fields, the trap line or woodsman's ax to the plow.

    Double Challenge James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • If you are a woodsman, ten or fifteen minutes has sufficed to accomplish all this.

    The Forest Stewart Edward White
  • As for the woodsman, he knew dogs, and was not greatly surprised at his strange ally.

    The Watchers of the Trails Charles G. D. Roberts
  • "That is how I know about you," explained the woodsman, returning to the fire.

    Blazed Trail Stories Stewart Edward White
  • She could not check a gasp, but both the priest and the woodsman saw how intrepid was the struggle in her, and they both pitied.

  • He was a woodsman and hunter, with experience of swamps and bayous.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • "Why I've diskivered what I war most afeard on," answered the woodsman.

    Ella Barnwell Emerson Bennett
  • Gone was the quiet school-teacher, gone even the scout and woodsman.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • The woodsman cannot take a grindstone into the woods and the best substitute is a file.

    Woodcraft E. H. (Elmer Harry) Kreps
  • Ed was not an astronomer, but he had a woodsman's knowledge of the sky.

    Cat and Mouse Ralph Williams
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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