[ tim-ber-muhn ]
/ ˈtɪm bər mən /

noun, plural tim·ber·men.

a person who prepares, erects, and maintains mine timbers.



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Origin of timberman

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at timber, man
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Example sentences from the Web for timberman

  • He made his money that way, and it is not long since he was a timberman on this same lode.

    The Wedge of Gold|C. C. Goodwin
  • We went into camp, and before breakfast a timberman called on us.

    On a Donkey's Hurricane Deck|R. Pitcher Woodward
  • Leave me a mess o Molly Cottontails, said the timberman, driving on.

    The Trail Boys on the Plains|Jay Winthrop Allen
  • When he talked of boarding the timberman and bringing off the eight men, his imagination was a little confused.

    The Last Entry|William Clark Russell

British Dictionary definitions for timberman

/ (ˈtɪmbəmən) /

noun plural -men

any of various longicorn beetles that have destructive wood-eating larvaeAlso called: timberman beetle
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