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 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 The new colors—olive, woodsman, clementine, aubergine, cerulean, pomegranate, and melon ball—were developed with Pantone color specialists and highlight a mix of earthy tones and fruity neons. Kate Dwyer, SELF, "The 'Coachella of Fitness Festivals' Is Happening This Weekend," 11 Oct. 2017 That honeylocust was spared the woodsman’s axe, but preserving a mature tree is not always possible. Lisa Greim, The Denver Post, "That big tree in your yard? Should it stay or should it go?," 16 June 2017 Derek Coleman is a strapping, bright guy of 27 with a woodsman’s beard who recently returned from going to see the elephant. Fred Dickey, sandiegouniontribune.com, "One man's idea of adventure? Volunteering to help Kurds fight ISIS in Iraq," 8 June 2017 Survivalism, the practice of preparing for a crackup of civilization, tends to evoke a certain picture: the woodsman in the tinfoil hat, the hysteric with the hoard of beans, the religious doomsayer. Evan Osnos, The New Yorker, "Doomsday Prep for the Super-Rich," 30 Jan. 2017 Lincoln might be derided as a poor woodsman, but he was also valorized for his log cabin roots. Thomas J. Sugrue, New York Times, "Review: ‘White Trash’ Ruminates on an American Underclass JUNE 21, 2016," 24 June 2016

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First Known Use of woodsman

1688, in the meaning defined above

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“Woodsman.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woodsmen. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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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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