[luhm-ber-muh n]

noun, plural lum·ber·men.

a person who deals in lumber.

Origin of lumberman

An Americanism dating back to 1810–20; lumber1 + man1

Usage note

See -man. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for lumberman

Historical Examples of lumberman

  • Peter straightened, his eyes searching the lumberman's face.

    The Vagrant Duke

    George Gibbs

  • The investigator is not necessarily a historian, any more than a lumberman is an architect.

    College Teaching

    Paul Klapper

  • We could not give her over to a lumberman, doubly accursed by wealth and provincialism.

  • Nobody, she was quite sure, could be so big and brawny as the lumberman from Michigan.

  • If the lumberman had been allowed to get at them, they would have soon been gone forever.

    Conservation Reader

    Harold W. Fairbanks