timberdoodle

noun

tim·​ber·​doo·​dle ˌtim-bər-ˈdü-dᵊl How to pronounce timberdoodle (audio)
: the North American woodcock

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Seconds later Gypsy led us to the bird and Ramus picked up the first timberdoodle of his hunting life. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 27 Oct. 2017

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Word History

Etymology

timber entry 1 + doodle cock

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of timberdoodle was in 1856

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Cite this Entry

“Timberdoodle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/timberdoodle. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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