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lumberman

[luhm-ber-muh n] /ˈlʌm bər mən/
noun, plural lumbermen.
1.
a person who deals in lumber.
Origin of lumberman
1810-1820
An Americanism dating back to 1810-20; lumber1 + man1
Usage note
See -man.
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  • Peter straightened, his eyes searching the lumberman's face.

    The Vagrant Duke George Gibbs
  • The investigator is not necessarily a historian, any more than a lumberman is an architect.

    College Teaching Paul Klapper
  • We could not give her over to a lumberman, doubly accursed by wealth and provincialism.

    The Four Million

    O. Henry
  • Nobody, she was quite sure, could be so big and brawny as the lumberman from Michigan.

    Nan Sherwood at Pine Camp Annie Roe Carr
  • If the lumberman had been allowed to get at them, they would have soon been gone forever.

    Conservation Reader Harold W. Fairbanks
  • When Nick Carter arrived at Calamont, he was disguised as a lumberman.

    A Woman at Bay Nicholas Carter
  • The lumberman plunged again into the storm and made his way to the office.

    The Promise James B. Hendryx
  • The lumberman pushed open the door of the office and glanced within.

    The Promise James B. Hendryx
  • What are the characteristics of a lumberman, as seen in Jimmy Powers?

    Americans All Various
  • "I'm a lumberman, up in Mendocino," returned the stranger, with sublime naivete.

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