wood·​cut·​ting ˈwu̇d-ˌkə-tiŋ How to pronounce woodcutting (audio)
: the action or occupation of cutting wood or timber
: the producing of woodcuts

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web As with any risk-reward scenario, the payoffs of winter woodcutting are also clear. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 18 Jan. 2023 LaToya Hobbs, 37, who seamlessly melds woodcutting, painting, and collage to create portraits of Black motherhood, won the Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize accompanied by a $25,000 award on July 20. Mary Carole Mccauley, baltimoresun.com, 18 Sep. 2020 Forest officials in the western part of that state have suspended woodcutting permits, including ceremonial wood gathering by Native American tribes. Washington Post, 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, 26 May 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1683, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of woodcutting was in 1683

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Cite this Entry

“Woodcutting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woodcutting. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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