wood·​chop·​per ˈwu̇d-ˌchä-pər How to pronounce woodchopper (audio)
: one engaged in chopping wood and especially in chopping down trees

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The woodchopper is one example of a rotational standing core move. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, 9 Jan. 2023 Horns blare, crossings blink, steam and smoke hiss from engine chimneys and a woodchopper with a quarter-inch ax works on a wood pile for the winter. Lauren Ritchie, OrlandoSentinel.com, 17 Aug. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1779, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of woodchopper was in 1779

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

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wood·​chop·​per -ˌchäp-ər How to pronounce woodchopper (audio)
: one that chops wood and especially chops down trees
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