out·doors·man | \ˌau̇t-ˈdȯrz-mən, ˈau̇t-ˈdȯrz-\

Definition of outdoorsman 

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

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outdoorsmanship \ˌau̇t-ˈdȯrz-ˌship, ˈau̇t-ˈdȯrz- \ noun

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Written and directed by Leo Zhang (1:49) R. A TV outdoorsman, cameraman in tow, plans an epic weekend of bonding with his distant son. Kevin Crust, latimes.com, "L.A. movie openings, July 4-6," 1 July 2018 Also, stop in at the Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave on Lookout Mountain, which celebrates the life and times of outdoorsman and showman Buffalo Bill Cody (1846-1917). Christopher Reynolds, latimes.com, "Sitting in the palm of nature: The unique energy — and performances — of Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheatre," 12 July 2018 Ozia enjoyed traveling cross-country and was an avid outdoorsman with a love for striped bass fishing. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "Ozia Oliver Jr.," 25 May 2018 His supporters compare him favorably to Justice Neil Gorsuch, also an avid outdoorsman. Bill Mears, Fox News, "Trump's Supreme Court candidates: Meet the potential nominees," 6 July 2018 Bit of a goofball, good, outgoing attitude, outdoorsman, bit of a cowboy. Cheryl Wray, AL.com, "With Dale Jr. gone from Talladega, who gets his fan support?," 26 Apr. 2018 Henry was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed playing basketball for the Unionville Rockets. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "Henry J. Foryan Sr.," 22 Apr. 2018 The town was so packed with outdoorsmen that the only hotel room Kevin Cline could find was an hour away. John Carlisle, Detroit Free Press, "John Carlisle: Many are answering the call of the wild in the U.P.," 18 Aug. 2014 An avid outdoorsman, the Cincinnati Bengals’ director of player relations spent a fourth of July holiday weekend at a friend’s farm five summers ago and noticed several beehives. Jim Owczarski, Cincinnati.com, "How, and why, a former Cincinnati Bengals running back turned into a beekeeper," 9 July 2018

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1918, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of outdoorsman

: a man who likes outdoor activities

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