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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Other Words from outdoorsman

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

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Harry was a true outdoorsman enjoying many sports: fishing, boating, sailing, skiing, motorcycle riding, horseback riding, hunting and the University of Alabama Football - Roll Tide Roll! Orlando Sentinel, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Deaths in Central Florida: 5/20," 20 May 2018 Spiro deftly balances big-picture discussions of Progressive-era nativism with anecdotes that give you a picture of Grant’s day-to-day life: part purveyor of monstrous ideas, part quirky outdoorsman. Vox Staff, Vox, "The most thought-provoking books the Vox staff read in 2018," 21 Dec. 2018 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

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First Known Use of outdoorsman

1918, in the meaning defined above

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: a man who likes outdoor activities

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