lum·​ber·​jack | \ ˈləm-bər-ˌjak How to pronounce lumberjack (audio) \

Definition of lumberjack

: logger

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Synonyms for lumberjack


jack, logger, lumberman

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Examples of lumberjack in a Sentence

the sawmill gets most of its business from the lumberjacks up north

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There's also a Mardi Gras show (6:30 p.m. Saturday), lumberjack competitions, fireworks (about 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday) and, of course, that Dachshund Derby, with wiener dog races (1 p.m. Sunday) followed by a dachshund costume contest. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "7 things you should be doing in Milwaukee this weekend, from the Milwaukee Air Show to Brady Street Festival," 25 July 2019 The Republicans will slip back across the border and buy a round for the lumberjacks in the dusty neighborhood saloon., "The death rattle of the Oregon Republican Party: Steve Duin," 25 June 2019 Another musician moment: Dev Hynes shouted out stylist Mel Ottenberg on Instagram in a deliciously wild look that consisted of a bandana, a green plaid lumberjack shirt, spandex, and leather loafers. Vogue, "The Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Solange Wears a Naked Dress, SJP Is Shining," 4 May 2019 Now, grief is a really good excuse for growing out a lumberjack beard (like, who really has time to shave when survivor's guilt is driving you to depression and constant day drinking? Ineye Komonibo, Marie Claire, "I Really, Really Miss Captain America's Beard," 29 Apr. 2019 In the summer and winter in Idaho’s panhandle, lumberjacks floated logs in the river. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "The Lost Art of Floating Logs Down the River," 16 Feb. 2019 John Rich built the first mill in Woolrich in 1830 to supply wares like blankets and socks to farmers, traders, trappers and lumberjacks. Ruth Simon, WSJ, "Weaving Magic Unravels in Woolrich, Pa.," 21 Dec. 2018 The whole cute lumberjack look is so fun, and is anyone else obsessed with those boots? Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "How to Get Lara Jean's Adorable Style from "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" for Cheap," 28 Aug. 2018 But after watching Evan Gattis just miss a mammoth three-run homer, sending a blast just to the left of the left-field foul pole, Paxton came back to strike out the hulking lumberjack. Ryan Divish, The Seattle Times, "James Paxton back to his dominant form, leading Mariners to a 2-0 victory over the Astros," 30 July 2018

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First Known Use of lumberjack

1831, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of lumberjack

: a person whose job is to cut down trees for wood


lum·​ber·​jack | \ ˈləm-bər-ˌjak How to pronounce lumberjack (audio) \

Kids Definition of lumberjack

: a person whose job is cutting down trees for wood

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