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[tim-ber-land] /ˈtɪm bərˌlænd/
land covered with timber-producing forests.
Origin of timberland
An Americanism dating back to 1645-55; timber + -land Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Nothing but timberland, I assume—judging from what we have been able to observe.

    Anderson Crow, Detective George Barr McCutcheon
  • A grant of timberland was obtained from the government and a lumber-mill opened.

    Heroes of To-Day Mary R. Parkman
  • Of course, Ike, you have made no mistake in cruising the timberland?

  • That thrust like the haft of a spear into the heart of Fyfe's timberland.

    Big Timber Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • The concentration of timberland ownership in the United States has put a few men in control of vast areas of forest.

    The Training of a Forester Gifford Pinchot
  • A moment later the darkness of the night hid him from their view, and they were left alone in the bit of timberland.

    Boys of The Fort Ralph Bonehill
  • A route around the rocks was taken, and presently they came to a dense bit of timberland.

    Boys of The Fort Ralph Bonehill
  • Colonel Fairfield had often thought to have the belt of timberland cut down, but had never put the plan into execution.

    Boys of The Fort Ralph Bonehill
  • The ball sped straight into the timberland and cut down a heavy sapling growing beside the piece the enemy were reloading.

    Boys of The Fort Ralph Bonehill
  • And Carley soon became aware that they had at last left the cut and burned-over district of timberland behind.

British Dictionary definitions for timberland


(US & Canadian) land covered with trees grown for their timber
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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