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

Examples of outdoorsman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The experienced outdoorsman, however, has had enough success and failure to know that there are right and wrong knots for certain jobs. Tim Macwelch, Outdoor Life, "Essential Knots: How to Tie the 20 Knots You Need to Know," 2 Apr. 2019 Johnson was also an avid outdoorsman, according to the site, and enjoyed activities like mountaineering, skiing, cycling, sailing and running. oregonlive, "Man who died in Mount Hood skiing accident was Hood River surgeon, dad of 2," 27 Feb. 2020 Ford is fine as the crotchety old outdoorsman, with Omar Sy and Cara Gee -- portraying the intrepid mail carriers -- the only other flesh-and-blood creatures that even register. Brian Lowry, CNN, "'The Call of the Wild' gets caught in a no-dog's land between live-action and animation," 20 Feb. 2020 Avid fisherman, outdoorsman, collector and skilled in many areas of technology. orlandosentinel.com, "Deaths in Central Florida: 11/24," 24 Nov. 2019 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

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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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22 Mar 2020

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“Outdoorsman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outdoorsman. Accessed 29 Mar. 2020.

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: a man who likes outdoor activities

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