wood·​chop·​per | \ ˈwu̇d-ˌchä-pər How to pronounce woodchopper (audio) \

Definition of woodchopper

: one engaged in chopping wood and especially in chopping down trees

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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, "All aboard: Tavares man's train display 'like a history lesson'," 17 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of woodchopper

1779, in the meaning defined above

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