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timber wolf

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noun
  1. the gray wolf, Canis lupus, sometimes designated as the subspecies C. lupus occidentalis: formerly common in northern North America but now greatly reduced in number and rare in the conterminous U.S.
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Origin of timber wolf

First recorded in 1875–80
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Examples from the Web for timber wolf

Historical Examples

  • There were footprints in the snow, evidently the tracks of a timber-wolf.

    In the Brooding Wild

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • This is a story of action and of the wide open, dominated always by the heroic figure of Timber-Wolf.

    Mistress Anne

    Temple Bailey

  • No shot from a rifle, no mournful cry of timber-wolf could disturb the spell of nature like the jarring note of the human voice.

    The Heart of Unaga

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • I myself fired at a timber-wolf on the outskirts of the homestead just a little while before your arrival.

    The Lady of North Star

    Ottwell J. Binns

  • "That's a big gray wolf—a timber-wolf, or lofer, as he's sometimes called," replied Dale.


British Dictionary definitions for timber wolf

timber wolf

noun
  1. a variety of the wolf, Canis lupus, having a grey brindled coat and occurring in forested northern regions, esp of North AmericaAlso called: grey wolf
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