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[ boo sh-kraft, -krahft ]
/ ˈbʊʃˌkræft, -ˌkrɑft /

noun Australian.

skill in anything pertaining to bush country, as in finding one's way, hunting, or finding water.

Nearby words

bush., bushbaby, bushbashing, bushbeater, bushbuck, bushcraft, bushed, bushel, bushelbasket, busheled iron, bushelful

Origin of bushcraft

First recorded in 1870–75; bush1 + craft Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bushcraft

  • I had also tried to teach the new chums some simple facts in bushcraft.

    Camp Fire Yarns of the Lost Legion|G. Hamilton-Browne
  • I was in a hole, that I knew, and I should require all my bushcraft to get out of it.

British Dictionary definitions for bushcraft


/ (ˈbʊʃˌkrɑːft) /


Australian and NZ ability and experience in matters concerned with living in the bush
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