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nounmass 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.’
- 1.1also 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’
countryside, green belt, great outdoorsView synonyms
- ‘Our four completely furnished, modern vacation homes are nestled among the tall timbers for a cool, quiet and relaxing atmosphere.’
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