lum·​ber·​jack ˈləm-bər-ˌjak How to pronounce lumberjack (audio)
plural lumberjacks
: someone whose job is to cut down trees for wood : logger
Levi jeans became regulation wear for cowboys, railroaders, lumberjacks, oil drillers and other labourers.Jane Dorner
… white pines live centuries—four or more—and attain massive size. The biggest grew in Pennsylvania, where lumberjacks felled at least one 200-foot specimen …John Stilgoe

Examples of lumberjack in a Sentence

the sawmill gets most of its business from the lumberjacks up north
Recent Examples on the Web Also available in a men’s cut, the Marmot Women’s Ridgefield Heavyweight Sherpa-Lined Flannel Jacket channels a lumberjack chic look with its relaxed fit and shirttail hem. Jessica MacDonald, Travel + Leisure, 12 Dec. 2023 The oversized top has generous length, too, and comes in more than 40 colors and patterns, from solid gray to red-and-black lumberjack plaid. Kristine Solomon, Travel + Leisure, 26 Feb. 2024 The film focuses on children Samvel and Avo, soldier Erik and lumberjack and veteran Karen, who live in the Armenian community of Talish, in Nagorno-Karabakh, a region plagued by a century-old conflict. Leo Barraclough, Variety, 17 Feb. 2024 Between 1928 and 1936 the Apex Logging Camp was a home for lumberjacks and locomotive crews. Dina Kaur, The Arizona Republic, 17 Jan. 2024 It was created a century and a half ago by the logging giant Pacific Lumber, which wanted its lumberjacks to live closer to its trees. Michael Waters, The New Yorker, 4 Jan. 2024 Grgich won asylum in Canada after agreeing to work as a lumberjack in British Columbia. Dee-Ann Durbin, Fortune, 15 Dec. 2023 To avoid copyright issues with Disney — which owns the interpretations of the character as seen in various films and television shows — certain elements were changed, including swapping Pooh Bear’s red shirt for lumberjack gear and omitting characters like Tigger, who are still under copyright. Zack Sharf, Variety, 16 Oct. 2023 Kinsey made portraits of lumberjacks posing with crosscut saws and reclining in crevasses carved into the trunks of massive firs. Nicole Rudick, The New Yorker, 30 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lumberjack was in 1831

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“Lumberjack.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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

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