wood·​cut·​ting | \ˈwu̇d-ˌkə-tiŋ \

Definition of woodcutting 

1 : the action or occupation of cutting wood or timber

2 : the producing of woodcuts

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Forest officials in the western part of that state have suspended woodcutting permits, including ceremonial wood gathering by Native American tribes. Washington Post, "No rain in sight: Fire fears force land closures in Arizona," 27 May 2018 Blackbeard: A woodcutting of the most notorious and infamous pirate of the golden age of piracy, Edward Teach, more commonly referred to as Blackbeard. Chris Scott, CNN, "The real pirates of the Caribbean," 26 May 2017

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1683, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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