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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Seeing Garmin bring this feature to a more accessible device is refreshing, particularly a feature that not only triathletes or extreme outdoorsmen and women will want to wear. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Garmin’s Vivosmart 4 combines pulse-ox and a week of battery life for $129," 30 Aug. 2018 Ridden upright like a Segway and capable of carrying more than three hundred pounds across rough terrain, the DSRaider is aimed at soldiers, first responders, and outdoorsmen. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The 'Raider' Is an Offroad Scooter for Soldiers," 21 Aug. 2018 Designed in Seattle, the Foster & Rye Snapshot Flask shares the rugged good looks of a Seattle outdoorsman. Bree Coven Foster, The Seattle Times, "Say cheese! Er, cheers! with local camera flask," 13 Aug. 2018 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

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1918, in the meaning defined above

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: a man who likes outdoor activities

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