wood·​cut·​ter ˈwu̇d-ˌkə-tər How to pronounce woodcutter (audio)
: one that cuts wood

Examples of woodcutter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And in Syria, a lion teaches a woodcutter the perils of greed and the meaning of friendship. Husna Haq, The Christian Science Monitor, 6 Dec. 2023 The last person known to have contact with Grimm was a woodcutter, who spotted Grimm camping in her car near Ashfork on Sept. 30, KTVK/KPHO-TV reported. Abigail Adams, Peoplemag, 16 Oct. 2023 Hamaguchi flaunts his quasi-documentarian sensibility in wordless scenes, too, including an extraordinary long take of a woodcutter at work which is among the cinematic thrills of the year. The New Yorker, 29 Sep. 2023 Amateur woodcutters would do well to bring the saw and chain in for professional sharpening at the end of every woodcutting season, or after several years of use. Joe Truini, Popular Mechanics, 10 July 2023 The trailer, which follows the first teaser footage from January, reveals footage of lonely woodcutter Geppetto’s (David Bradley) creation of Pinocchio (Gregory Mann) and the puppet boy’s adventures alongside his creator. Wilson Chapman, Variety, 27 July 2022 Jean-Claude Grumberg, who is co-writing the film with Hazanavicius. Told in the form of a classic fairy tale in 2D animation, it is set during World War II, and tells the story of a poor woodcutter and his wife who live deep in the Polish forest. Lise Pedersen, Variety, 18 June 2022 Climbing food prices drained the 32-year-old woodcutter’s savings, and his family sold their truck. Washington Post, 17 Apr. 2022 Evergrande was founded in 1996 in Guangzhou by Xu Jiayin, who local media says grew up in a poor village as a woodcutter’s son. Yoko Kubota, WSJ, 4 Oct. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1600, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of woodcutter was in 1600

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“Woodcutter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woodcutter. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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wood·​cut·​ter -ˌkət-ər How to pronounce woodcutter (audio)
: one that cuts wood especially as an occupation

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