[woo d-muh n]
noun, plural wood·men.
  1. woodsman(def 1).
  2. a person who fells timber, especially for fuel.
  3. British.
    1. a forester having charge of the king's woods.
    2. a woodcutter.
    3. a dealer in wood, especially one who sells kindling wood.
  4. 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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noun plural -men
  1. a person who looks after and fells trees used for timber
  2. another word for woodsman
  3. obsolete a hunter who is knowledgeable about woods and the animals living in them
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