[ woo d-kraft, -krahft ]
/ ˈwʊdˌkræft, -ˌkrɑft /


skill in anything that pertains to the woods or forest, especially in making one's way through the woods or in hunting, trapping, etc.
the art of making or carving wooden objects.

Origin of woodcraft

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at wood1, craft
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/ (ˈwʊdˌkrɑːft) /

noun mainly US and Canadian

ability and experience in matters concerned with living in a wood or forest
ability or skill at woodwork, carving, etc
skill in caring for trees

Derived Forms

woodcraftsman, noun
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