timber wolf

noun
plural timber wolves

Definition of timber wolf

: gray wolf especially : a gray wolf (Canis lupus lycaon) originally of the eastern U.S. and southeastern Canada but with a range in the U.S. now restricted to Minnesota, Michigan, and Wisconsin : eastern timber wolf

Examples of timber wolf in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While touring, we were treated to the impressive call-and-answer howls of Little Girl (a timber wolf) and Jake (a wolfdog). Washington Post, "Rescued wolves have a safe space in the Pennsylvania woods," 4 Feb. 2020 The sanctuary houses 54 wolves and wolfdogs rescued from across the country, including gray wolves and timber wolves (a subspecies of gray wolf). Washington Post, "Rescued wolves have a safe space in the Pennsylvania woods," 4 Feb. 2020 Federal protections were first put in place in 1967 for two other subspecies of wolves, the red wolf and the eastern timber wolf, said USFWS. Micah Walker, Detroit Free Press, "Gray wolves could be dropped from endangered species list," 12 July 2019 In a reflection of advances in wildlife management, the 2018 Sports Show will offer something that was impossible for most the 20th century - a panel of experts to discuss Wisconsin timber wolf management. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Fuel your outdoors dreams at the Journal Sentinel Sports Show," 2 Mar. 2018 Sometimes Rom sees moose, otters, timber wolves or black bears. Reid Forgrave, New York Times, "In Northern Minnesota, Two Economies Square Off: Mining vs. Wilderness," 12 Oct. 2017 The center houses about 15 mongrel dogs and seven small packs of timber wolves, with two to three wolves in each pack. Elizabeth Pennisi, Science | AAAS, "Why wolves are better team players than dogs," 16 Oct. 2017 Disque Deane, an irascible real estate investor who kept a stuffed white Alaskan timber wolf in his office, led the partnership that owned the complex. Charles V. Bagli, New York Times, "Sale of Brooklyn Housing Complex Would Benefit Trump," 6 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of timber wolf

1855, in the meaning defined above

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“Timber wolf.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/timber%20wolf. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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