[ woo d-muh n ]
/ ˈwʊd mən /

noun, plural wood·men.

a person who fells timber, especially for fuel.
  1. a forester having charge of the king's woods.
  2. a woodcutter.
  3. a dealer in wood, especially one who sells kindling wood.
Obsolete. a hunter of forest game.

Origin of woodman

before 1000; Middle English wodeman, Old English wudumann. See wood1, man1
Related formswood·man·craft [woo d-muh n-kraft, -krahft] /ˈwʊd mənˌkræft, -ˌkrɑft/, noun
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/ (ˈwʊdmən) /

noun plural -men

a person who looks after and fells trees used for timber
another word for woodsman
obsolete a hunter who is knowledgeable about woods and the animals living in them
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