woods·​man | \ ˈwu̇dz-mən How to pronounce woodsman (audio) \

Definition of woodsman

: a person who frequents or works in the woods especially : one skilled in woodcraft

Examples of woodsman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Detectives from the Twin Cities and the famed Pinkerton agency in Chicago found a button from a woodsman's mackinaw jacket in Aagot's cabin. Curt Brown Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, "Double murder darkened Minnesota North Woods in 1904," 12 Dec. 2020 Hunters and woodsman regularly entered these forests around the city for trade. Zack Davisson, Smithsonian Magazine, "Japan’s Love-Hate Relationship with Cats," 11 Sep. 2020 There are also stories of a family growing together during weeks-long summer stays, the four boys becoming hunters and woodsmen themselves. David James, Anchorage Daily News, "In the memoir ‘Cabin,’ a clear-eyed look at the Alaska wilderness dream," 23 May 2020 While the tournaments helped him become a good archer, the Ozarks taught him to become a woodsman. Will Brantley, Field & Stream, "The Ozark Mountain Monster Buck," 30 Jan. 2020 Before long, smoke from the fires of simple timber homes marked the presence of a different kind of settler than the Virginian gentleman farmer: the intrepid woodsman squatter. Longreads, "In Pocahontas County, Deep Divisions and a Gruesome Discovery," 22 Jan. 2020 Variety reports that Timberlake will bring his new woodsman look to the Moda Center on Nov. 16. Lizzy Acker, OregonLive.com, "Justin Timberlake to bring 'Man of the Woods' to Portland," 5 Feb. 2018 And as a flannel-wearing, stubble-sporting, card-carrying woodsman, he's got to eat the part. Sarah Rense, Esquire, "Man of The Woods™ Justin Timberlake Celebrated His Album with Michelin-Star Ants and Grasshoppers," 18 Jan. 2018 History of the city and team: In 1634, French-Canadian woodsman Jean Nicolet, the first European to set foot in Wisconsin, is said to have come ashore at Red Banks just north of modern Green Bay. Michael Democker, NOLA.com, "New Orleans Saints travel to Green Bay in Week 7: 7 travel tips if you're going," 18 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of woodsman

1688, in the meaning defined above

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“Woodsman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woodsman. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of woodsman

: a man who works in and knows many things about the forest


woods·​man | \ ˈwu̇dz-mən How to pronounce woodsman (audio) \
plural woodsmen\ -​mən \

Kids Definition of woodsman

: a person who works in the forest and who is knowledgeable about trees and wood

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