Definition of tall timber in English:

tall timber


mass nounNorth American
  • 1Dense and uninhabited forest.

    • ‘It's called the Tahoon Air Walk, and again, it's a canopy walk, a treetop walk, where people pay to walk through the tops of some tall timber.’
    • ‘Driven by desperation, some western communities used to cutting tall timber are now recognizing small-diameter trees as a valuable commercial resource.’
    1. 1.1also tall timbersinformal A remote or unknown place.
      ‘Miss Thompson has moved Penetang right out of the tall timbers by three times breaking the world record’
      • ‘Our four completely furnished, modern vacation homes are nestled among the tall timbers for a cool, quiet and relaxing atmosphere.’
      countryside, green belt, great outdoors
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