Definition of woodcraft in US English:

woodcraft

noun

North American
  • 1Skill in woodwork.

    • ‘For these two are no longer categories in an existential phenomenology of Attention or Tyrolean woodcraft but fully amortised within the evident detritus of the Second World War, constantly alluded to in The White Stones.’
    • ‘One of the boldest moves she has made is refusing to sell her woodcraft to private collectors, no matter how much they offer.’
    • ‘The trade and crafts stands were numerous and had displays varying from cosmetics to woodcraft and sign writing.’
    • ‘There will be wonderful displays of Christmas fare, home baking freshly baked breads, savoury dishes, vegetables, variety of crafts, toys, woodcraft, excellent cheese, plants and Christmas arrangements and much more.’
    • ‘Other top export earners for the month included clothing accessories, woodcraft and furniture, metal components, petroleum products, gold, coconut oil, and wiring used in automobiles, aircraft and ships.’
    • ‘However, the masters of the technical aspects of woodcraft were not without their critics.’
    • ‘Bisnath, who is also known for his woodcraft, has a joinery shop at home, so making the stilts is no problem.’
    • ‘The inmates who are on the road to recovery, are given vocational training and encouraged taking up any hobby or activity, for which they have a natural flair for like painting, knitting, woodcraft, bamboo craft etc.’
    • ‘Among the skills indigenous to this region are the Dokhra craft, woodcraft, embroidered attire, and wrought iron craft.’
    • ‘The Foxford Christmas Craft Fair will feature items such as basket making, woodcraft, fabric crafts, jewellery, candles, pottery, festival food, and lots more too numerous to mention.’
    • ‘At this market we will sell fresh breads, home baking, jams and marmalade, farm fresh eggs, relishes, apple juice, honey, spring plants, beautiful paintings, woodcraft, and hand knitted craftwork.’
    • ‘A craft course at the school will include art, stained glass, metalcraft, woodcraft and woodturning.’
    • ‘In pottery, woodcraft, and basketry, Amerindians produce for the domestic and foreign markets.’
    • ‘Paintings, woodcraft, homemade jewellery, slate crafts will all be part of the art exhibition that opens in Abbeyleix Heritage House on Thursday night, November 27.’
    • ‘At our market we sell fresh breads, home baking, jams and marmalade, cheese, relished, apple juice, garden plants, beautiful woodcraft, handknitted craftwork, Christmas crafts and decorations.’
    • ‘The prize has been developed by the town's Yarliyil Arts Centre to encourage more people - especially children - to learn the traditional skills of woodcraft.’
    • ‘To the degree that this new minimal-impact ethic made sense, however, it also reflected the erosion of the skills and anti-modern concerns embedded in woodcraft.’
    • ‘It was a tremendous success, with a stunning display of work produced by the current adult classes in the school including art, pottery, sculpture, stained glass, furniture, restored furniture, woodcraft and metalcraft.’
    • ‘At this market we will sell fresh breads, home baking, jams, marmalade, farm fresh eggs, relishes, honey, plants, herbs, beautiful hand-knitted craftwork and woodcraft.’
    • ‘At this market we will sell fresh breads, home baking, jams and marmalade, cheese, relishes, apple juice, honey, fresh vegetables, summer bedding plants, beautiful woodcraft and handknitted craftwork.’
  • 2Knowledge of the woods, especially with reference to camping and other outdoor pursuits.

    • ‘The scout unit has been taking part in preparations for the skills and cooking drill and woodcraft.’
    • ‘As a field slave, she mastered the secrets of woodcraft and navigation - skills that ensured her success as a conductor for the Underground Railroad.’
    • ‘These debates laid the groundwork for the rise of a minimal-impact camping ethic in the 1970s that would displace woodcraft as the dominant wilderness recreation ethic.’
    • ‘Indeed, it is the woodcraft literature's preoccupation with the frontier, masculinity, and modernity that all suggest a key place for woodcraft in the heritage of American wilderness thought.’
    • ‘Proficiency in woodcraft required an intimate, hands-on knowledge of the woods.’
    • ‘That's too bad, because, unlike some of the other mythic heroes of the American West, Kit actually possessed the attributes and virtues of a hero: strength, skill in woodcraft, courage, daring, and modesty.’
    • ‘In this way, the anti-modern currents running through woodcraft served as a precursor to the broad critique of modernity that inspired the interwar years wilderness movement.’
    • ‘Massaquoit's special knowledge of Indian culture and local woodcraft are crucial to solving the three mysteries.’
    • ‘The transition from the heavy-handed practices of woodcraft to the light-handed techniques of Leave No Trace can be read as a logical response to the tremendous growth in wilderness recreation during the twentieth century.’
    • ‘For Leopold, in particular, wilderness recreation, in the tradition of woodcraft, promised to foster a self-sufficient, intimate knowledge of nature.’
    • ‘Let's forget all the woodcraft, sneaking like an Indian (sorry, Native American) through the undergrowth without leaving a mark or making a sound.’
    • ‘Although the War Department believed hunting could help increase knowledge of geography and improve woodcraft and marksmanship, its principal benefits to the enlisted men were more prosaic.’
    • ‘Gyric heard and remembered everything; his knowledge of woodcraft was very great.’
    • ‘They had to know woodcraft and the types of forage to use.’
    • ‘Among early-twentieth-century outdoor recreationists, the rhetoric of woodcraft most closely figures the place of recreation in the early wilderness movement.’
    • ‘The new hiking guides not only abandoned the skills of woodcraft, they also abandoned its masculine rhetoric, supplanting it with language and metaphors that appealed to women and men alike.’
    • ‘No longer did a working knowledge of nature anchor the wilderness recreation experience-the new literature aimed to replace woodcraft, which it dismissed as ‘old-style’ camping.’
    • ‘In the libertarian realm of the wilderness, indeed, where skill in woodcraft and hunting determined one's rank rather than birth or wealth, the social authority of hunter and guide could be reversed.’
    • ‘Lighting a stove or pitching a storm-worthy tent required new skills, but these skills did not promote the same hands-on knowledge of nature celebrated in the woodcraft handbooks or the early Boy Scout manuals.’
    • ‘Scout councils soon started establishing camps in the Adirondacks where their members could practice their woodcraft and camping skills.’

Pronunciation

woodcraft

/ˈwo͝odkraft//ˈwʊdkræft/