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 outdoorsman (audio) , ˈau̇t-​ˈdȯrz-​ \ noun

Examples of outdoorsman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On Tuesday a local outdoorsman with a penchant for stunts claimed credit on social media for the sculpture’s removal. New York Times, "How a Mysterious Monolith Vanished Overnight (It Wasn’t Aliens)," 1 Dec. 2020 Stearns, an avid outdoorsman, headed to the Boundary Waters right after the war, Goplen said, and wound up in a cabin near Yellowstone National Park. Curt Brown, Star Tribune, "Zumbrota POW veteran, among the last from WWII, still strong at 97," 16 Jan. 2021 Of course, no reasonable outdoorsman or woman wants to spoil our last remnant of wilderness. Tyler Freel, Outdoor Life, "Drilling for Oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Two Perspectives from Alaskan Outdoorsmen," 21 Dec. 2020 Moore was an avid outdoorsman and some of Creech’s favorite memories from the last summer were spent with him casting lines off boats in Seward and reeling in halibut, silvers and king salmon. Tess Williams, Anchorage Daily News, "‘It’s been really hard’: Death of Anchorage tow truck driver on the job draws attention to dangers," 4 Dec. 2020 An outdoorsman dresses head-to-toe in camo with a matching mask. Mark Lennihan, Star Tribune, "AP PHOTOS: Faces meet fashion in New Yorkers' mask choices," 7 Oct. 2020 Cameron, 29, of Noblesville, Ind., was an avid outdoorsman and had enjoyed visiting Minnesota’s North Woods and border lakes. Joe Friedrichs Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, "Indiana man's absence on holiday is piercing reminder of death in the BWCA," 26 Nov. 2020 Corey Schuster, the man who made news by selling his Jackalope Cellars wines out of a pickup truck, is an avid outdoorsman who appreciates the Astrapouch’s lighter weight. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "A to-go pouch takes the ouch out of wine’s carbon footprint," 23 Nov. 2020 The best part of having an outdoorsman on your holiday shopping list? Alex Robinson, Outdoor Life, "Outdoor Life Editors’ Holiday Gift Guide," 20 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of outdoorsman

1918, in the meaning defined above

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17 Feb 2021

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“Outdoorsman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outdoorsman. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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: a man who likes outdoor activities

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