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[woo d-kuht-er]
  1. a person who cuts down trees for firewood.
  2. a person who makes woodcuts.
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Origin of woodcutter

An Americanism dating back to 1755–65; wood1 + cutter
Related formswood·cut·ting, noun
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Examples from the Web for woodcutter

Historical Examples

  • "Middlin'," answered the man, a woodcutter on the Steens estate.

    Two Sides of the Face

    Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

  • The woodcutter's hut is empty and bare, and the master that made it is gone.


    Archibald Lampman

  • So the woodcutter, not unnaturally, regarded his visitor with some suspicion.

  • Much surprise and interest are excited by this achievement of the woodcutter's son.

    Art in England

    Dutton Cook

  • But the woodcutter was not the man to put himself out for such a trifle.

British Dictionary definitions for woodcutter


  1. a person who fells trees or chops wood
  2. a person who makes woodcuts
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Derived Formswoodcutting, noun
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