[woo dz-muh n]
noun, plural woods·men.
  1. Also woodman. a person accustomed to life in the woods and skilled in the arts of the woods, as hunting or trapping.
  2. a lumberman.

Origin of woodsman

1680–90; wood1 + -s3 + man1
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Examples from the Web for woodsman

Historical Examples of woodsman

  • Not only did his dialect differ from those about him, but his habits were not those of a woodsman.

    The Underdog

    F. Hopkinson Smith

  • If you are a woodsman, ten or fifteen minutes has sufficed to accomplish all this.

    The Forest

    Stewart Edward White

  • For use in forest or camp it is the handiest tool in a woodsman's kit.

    Boy Scouts Handbook

    Boy Scouts of America

  • "That is how I know about you," explained the woodsman, returning to the fire.

    Blazed Trail Stories

    Stewart Edward White

  • He was a woodsman and hunter, with experience of swamps and bayous.

    The Long Roll

    Mary Johnston

British Dictionary definitions for woodsman


noun plural -men
  1. a person who lives in a wood or who is skilled in woodcraftAlso called: woodman
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