lum·​ber·​man | \ ˈləm-bər-mən How to pronounce lumberman (audio) \

Definition of lumberman

: a person who is engaged in or oversees the business of cutting, processing, and marketing lumber

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Examples of lumberman in a Sentence

a lumberman who supervises the rest of the team during logging season
Recent Examples on the Web One such place in Butte County got its name when a lumberman called William Leonard rested under a cool tree on a warm day years ago. Carl Nolte,, "Fires are nothing new in California. The population of nearly 40 million is," 3 Nov. 2019 Will’s mental condition is studied, and father and daughter are allotted residence in a commune operated by a lumberman who takes Will on his staff to cut Christmas trees. Colin Covert, Detroit Free Press, "‘Leave No Trace’ is a moving father-daughter story," 12 July 2018 Father and daughter are allotted residence in a commune operated by a lumberman who takes Will on his staff to cut Christmas trees. Colin Covert, kansascity, "‘Leave No Trace’ is a quietly moving story of family love," 12 July 2018 High mountain tracts under an abundance of timber should be made available to lumbermen. Johnforristerross, Longreads, "Taming the Great American Desert," 2 July 2018 Moody, a crew of lumbermen and a local Ojibwe carpenter built the lodge from logs harvested from the surrounding forest. Sharyn Alden, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Northwoods lodges offer a nostalgic getaway," 18 May 2018 The Wiyots began losing tribal lands to lumbermen and settlers in the 1850s, and dozens of tribe members were allegedly massacred in 1860 when James Buchanan was president and McKinley a teenager. Karl Rove, WSJ, "The Pitchforks Are Out for McKinley," 4 Apr. 2018 Over its long life, the 9,771-square-foot mansion has been owned by a lumberman and luminaries, including Loomis, a former Yukon gold rush banker who founded Loomis Armored Car Service. Janet Eastman,, "On the market: Romantic Oregon beach homes (photos) Psst: It's almost Valentine's Day," 10 Feb. 2018 Charles Hanson, one of the Peninsula’s most influential lumbermen, was exhumed and placed beneath a towering marble obelisk on the eastside of Cypress Lawn Cemetery, also in Colma. Shirley Burgett, The Mercury News, "Matters Historical: Why Union Cemetery is a California Historical Landmark," 31 May 2017

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First Known Use of lumberman

1761, in the meaning defined above

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22 Nov 2019

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“Lumberman.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 6 December 2019.

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