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woodcraft

[woo d-kraft, -krahft] /ˈwʊdˌkræft, -ˌkrɑft/
noun
1.
skill in anything that pertains to the woods or forest, especially in making one's way through the woods or in hunting, trapping, etc.
2.
forestry (defs 1, 2).
3.
the art of making or carving wooden objects.
Origin of woodcraft
1300-1350
Middle English word dating back to 1300-50; See origin at wood1, craft
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Examples from the Web for woodcraft
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  • The imagination delights in the woodcraft of Indians, trappers, and bee-hunters.

    Essays, Second Series Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • woodcraft also enables the scout to find his way, no matter where he is.

    Boy Scouts Handbook Boy Scouts of America
  • First: Fire-making by friction is an interesting experiment in woodcraft.

    Boy Scouts Handbook Boy Scouts of America
  • No woodcraft education is complete without a knowledge of archery.

    Boy Scouts Handbook Boy Scouts of America
  • The old man has taken a fancy to him, and will teach him his woodcraft.

    The Settlers in Canada

    Frederick Marryat
  • Gummidge and I were fairly good at woodcraft, but the marks in the grass baffled us.

    The Cryptogram William Murray Graydon
  • If you are a man who has some woodcraft in your make-up, I say yes.

    A Woman at Bay Nicholas Carter
  • Full of nature and woodcraft, and the shrewd philosophy of “California John.”

    Odd Numbers

    Sewell Ford
  • Splendid opportunities they give us to test our powers of woodcraft.

    The Log of the Sun William Beebe
  • As yet, in his ignorance of woodcraft, no thought of danger entered his mind.

    The Promise James B. Hendryx
British Dictionary definitions for woodcraft

woodcraft

/ˈwʊdˌkrɑːft/
noun (mainly US & Canadian)
1.
ability and experience in matters concerned with living in a wood or forest
2.
ability or skill at woodwork, carving, etc
3.
skill in caring for trees
Derived Forms
woodcraftsman, noun
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