wood·​cut·​ter | \ ˈwu̇d-ˌkə-tər How to pronounce woodcutter (audio) \

Definition of woodcutter

: one that cuts wood

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Know Your Chain Chainsaw chain travels around the bar at about 70 miles an hour, and professional woodcutters do everything possible to maintain a high cutting speed. Roy Berendson, Popular Mechanics, "The Ultimate Guide To Cutting and Splitting Firewood," 28 Sep. 2018 Farmers with oxen gather fruit and tend vineyards in one panel, and Dionysus and other gods help woodcutters chop down trees in another. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Ancient “comic strip” depicts the founding of a Roman city," 10 Oct. 2018 His family had been woodcutters, and, for him, becoming a horticulturist was a kind of karmic reparation. Brooke Jarvis, The New Yorker, "The Obsessive Search for the Tasmanian Tiger," 16 Jan. 2012 Add a stable, a town hall, a woodcutter, et cetera. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "This week in games: Dead Island 2 revival, Kingdom Come: Deliverance DLC and Shenmue on PC," 6 July 2018 Her husband, a woodcutter, can hardly find any work. Washington Post, "For Yemeni mothers, skipped meals and gnawing stomachs," 3 May 2018 Her husband, a woodcutter, could make the equivalent of $4 a day. Washington Post, "In Yemen, a mother’s quest to save her baby from starvation," 5 May 2018 Oxmoor morphed into the dominant village in Shades Valley, employing 60 foundry men and hundreds of woodcutters and laborers, including, unfortunately, slaves. Birmingham Magazine, AL.com, "A History of Homewood," 19 Feb. 2018 When their father, a woodcutter, abandons them in a forest, the first sets out in one direction to discover her purpose; the second chooses a different path to find adventure; and the third stays and makes a home. Laurel Graeber, New York Times, "7 Things to Do With Your Kids in NYC This Weekend," 15 Feb. 2018

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1600, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of woodcutter

old-fashioned : a person whose job is to chop down trees and cut wood


wood·​cut·​ter | \ ˈwu̇d-ˌkə-tər How to pronounce woodcutter (audio) \

Kids Definition of woodcutter

: a person who cuts wood especially as an occupation

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