out·​doors·​man | \ ˌau̇t-ˈdȯrz-mən How to pronounce outdoorsman (audio) , ˈau̇t-ˈdȯrz- \

Definition of outdoorsman

: one who spends much time in the outdoors or in outdoor activities

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Other Words from outdoorsman

outdoorsmanship \ ˌau̇t-​ˈdȯrz-​ˌship How to pronounce outdoorsmanship (audio) , ˈau̇t-​ˈdȯrz-​ \ noun

Examples of outdoorsman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Though only 18 years old, Austin is a veteran outdoorsman who recognizes the rarity of his achievement. The Editors, Field & Stream, "The 20 Best Bucks of the Decade," 27 Dec. 2019 Tyler Freel has spent more time around big, Alaskan brown bears than most outdoorsmen would ever hope to (or want to). Tyler Freel, Outdoor Life, "9 Great Grizzly Guns for Brown Bear Hunting and Backcountry Defense," 19 Nov. 2019 Participating in hunting and fishing is a personal evolution for any outdoorsman. The Editors, Outdoor Life, "How to Select a Spice Set for Your Favorite Wild-game Chef," 17 Nov. 2019 As an avid outdoorsman, I was used to hiking in the hills of Pennsylvania and Ohio, then later venturing out into national parks and public lands out west. Patrick Connolly, orlandosentinel.com, "Central Florida Explorer: One year of adventures down, more exploring to come," 3 July 2019 The outdoorsman ultimately settled in Superior and died there in 1972 at age 81. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "With ex-Brewers catcher Ted Simmons heading into the Baseball Hall of Fame, check out all the Wisconsin connections in Cooperstown," 9 Dec. 2019 Fred was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing and hiking. courant.com, "Frederick E. Johnson," 1 Dec. 2019 Putin has traded his soldier look for a sensitive outdoorsman vibe, deciding to cover his usually front-and-center torso in modest zippered sweaters and a puffy down vest. Johnny Simon, Quartz, "Photos: Vladimir Putin’s vacations are getting chiller," 9 Oct. 2019 The man is described as 5 feet 10 and 165-170 pounds, with blonde hair, blue eyes and is an experienced outdoorsman, according to the sheriff’s office. Saja Hindi, The Denver Post, "Update: Denver-area hiker found alive after going missing in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass wilderness," 16 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of outdoorsman

1918, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of outdoorsman was in 1918

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26 Jan 2020

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“Outdoorsman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outdoorsman. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of outdoorsman

: a man who likes outdoor activities

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