Try Our Apps


Famous Last Words


[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. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for woodsman
Historical Examples
  • He preferred the beech woods to the cultivated fields, the trap line or woodsman's ax to the plow.

    Double Challenge James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Ed was not an astronomer, but he had a woodsman's knowledge of the sky.

    Cat and Mouse Ralph Williams
  • 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
  • If you are a woodsman, ten or fifteen minutes has sufficed to accomplish all this.

    The Forest 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.

  • "That is how I know about you," explained the woodsman, returning to the fire.

    Blazed Trail Stories Stewart Edward White
  • "Why I've diskivered what I war most afeard on," answered the woodsman.

    Ella Barnwell Emerson Bennett
  • He was a woodsman and hunter, with experience of swamps and bayous.

    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
  • Gone was the quiet school-teacher, gone even the scout and woodsman.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
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
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for woodsman

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for woodsman

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for woodsman