[woo d-luh n-der]


an inhabitant of the woods.

Origin of woodlander

First recorded in 1765–75; woodland + -er1
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Examples from the Web for woodlander

Historical Examples of woodlander

  • The other woodlander arose the moment the door was closed behind his companion.

    Sea-Dogs All!

    Tom Bevan

  • The woodlander hesitated a moment as if he were considering.

  • The first was a Woodlander, tall and gaunt, striding beside his ass, whose panniers were laden with p. 27charcoal.

  • When he woke he saw that he had wandered far, and was glad when he came to a woodlander's cottage.

  • Beatrix, does any woodlander come from the forest to the castle walls and there give signal intended for you alone?

    The Strong Arm

    Robert Barr