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lumbering

[ luhm-ber-ing ]
/ ˈlʌm bər ɪŋ /
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noun

the trade or business of cutting and preparing lumber.

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Origin of lumbering

First recorded in 1765–75; lumber1 + -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM lumbering

un·lum·ber·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lumbering (1 of 2)

lumbering1
/ (ˈlʌmbərɪŋ) /

noun

mainly US and Canadian the business or trade of cutting, transporting, preparing, or selling timber

British Dictionary definitions for lumbering (2 of 2)

lumbering2
/ (ˈlʌmbərɪŋ) /

adjective

awkward in movement
moving with a rumbling sound

Derived forms of lumbering

lumberingly, adverblumberingness, noun
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