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[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.
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  • Not only did his dialect differ from those about him, but his habits were not those of a woodsman.

    The Underdog F. Hopkinson Smith
  • If you are a woodsman, ten or fifteen minutes has sufficed to accomplish all this.

    The Forest Stewart Edward White
  • For use in forest or camp it is the handiest tool in a woodsman's kit.

    Boy Scouts Handbook Boy Scouts of America
  • "That is how I know about you," explained the woodsman, returning to the fire.

    Blazed Trail Stories Stewart Edward White
  • He was a woodsman and hunter, with experience of swamps and bayous.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • Gone was the quiet school-teacher, gone even the scout and woodsman.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • Ed was not an astronomer, but he had a woodsman's knowledge of the sky.

    Cat and Mouse Ralph Williams
  • She hesitated for an instant, then said, “He is called Draper—a trapper and a woodsman.”

    Northern Lights Gilbert Parker
  • “Right ye be, lad; right ye be,” said the woodsman, quieting himself.

    Far Past the Frontier James A. Braden
  • “Sartain,” assented the woodsman, laying down the breech-strap he was mending.

    The Backwoodsmen Charles G. D. Roberts
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
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