lum·​ber·​man ˈləm-bər-mən How to pronounce lumberman (audio)
: a person who is engaged in or oversees the business of cutting, processing, and marketing lumber

Examples of lumberman in a Sentence

a lumberman who supervises the rest of the team during logging season
Recent Examples on the Web In 1960, a lumberman from North Carolina, Jack Taylor, bought the ranch and closed access to the residents of the valley with land grant rights. Elise Schmelzer, Hartford Courant, 6 May 2024 Two other men also applied for a barbed wire patent with changes of their own: lumberman Jacob Haish and merchant Isaac Leonard Ellwood, according to Encyclopedia online. Brittany Kasko, Fox News, 24 Nov. 2023 One occupant was James P. Whelan, a lumberman. Donna Reiner, The Arizona Republic, 26 Aug. 2022 Owned by lumberman James A. Bowman, the venue had just opened — March 13, 1921 — at 600 Main St. Celia Storey, Arkansas Online, 24 May 2021 Only two months after her showdown with the armed lumberman, Mary Gibbs was living with her widowed mother Susan in a downtown Minneapolis apartment. Curt Brown, Star Tribune, 5 Dec. 2020 The lumberman crowded in next, becoming the second white man to catch a fatal load of buckshot. Craig Pittman, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 Jan. 2023 For one of Eric’s distant relatives, a lumberman named Moses Grandy, the swamp was at once the site of his bondage and the nexus of his freedom. Seyward Darby, Longreads, 13 Apr. 2022 The first of the two homes, known as Indian Spring, was built by Ms. Arsht about 20 years ago, on land once owned by Ziegfeld Follies star Peggy Hopkins Joyce and her then-husband, millionaire lumberman James Stanley Joyce. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, 7 Sep. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1761, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lumberman was in 1761

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“Lumberman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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lum·​ber·​man -mən How to pronounce lumberman (audio)
: a person involved in the business of cutting, trimming, and selling lumber
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