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bushcraft

[boo sh-kraft, -krahft]
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noun Australian.
  1. skill in anything pertaining to bush country, as in finding one's way, hunting, or finding water.

Origin of bushcraft

First recorded in 1870–75; bush1 + craft
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Examples from the Web for bushcraft

Historical Examples

  • I was in a hole, that I knew, and I should require all my bushcraft to get out of it.

    Camp Fire Yarns of the Lost Legion

    G. Hamilton-Browne

  • I had also tried to teach the new chums some simple facts in bushcraft.


British Dictionary definitions for bushcraft

bushcraft

noun
  1. Australian and NZ ability and experience in matters concerned with living in the bush
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