wood·​cut·​ting | \ ˈwu̇d-ˌkə-tiŋ How to pronounce woodcutting (audio) \

Definition of woodcutting

1 : the action or occupation of cutting wood or timber
2 : the producing of woodcuts

Examples of woodcutting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "What to expect from 2020’s big art prize winners: MICA professors Susan Waters-Eller and LaToya Hobbs," 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, "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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First Known Use of woodcutting

1683, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of woodcutting was in 1683

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1 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Woodcutting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woodcutting. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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