[woo d-kraft, -krahft]


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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Examples from the Web for woodcraft

Historical Examples of woodcraft

  • The imagination delights in the woodcraft of Indians, trappers, and bee-hunters.

    Essays, Second Series

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Woodcraft also enables the scout to find his way, no matter where he is.

    Boy Scouts Handbook

    Boy Scouts of America

  • No woodcraft education is complete without a knowledge of archery.

    Boy Scouts Handbook

    Boy Scouts of America

  • First: Fire-making by friction is an interesting experiment in woodcraft.

    Boy Scouts Handbook

    Boy Scouts of America

  • The old man has taken a fancy to him, and will teach him his woodcraft.

    The Settlers in Canada

    Frederick Marryat

British Dictionary definitions for woodcraft


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 Formswoodcraftsman, noun
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