Definition of woodsman in US English:

woodsman

nounPlural woodsmen

  • A person living or working in the woods, especially a forester, hunter, or woodcutter.

    • ‘During one point in the movie, recognizing the Tennessee woodsman's talent as a marksman, two of his commanding officers try to persuade him to accept a promotion.’
    • ‘‘I consider myself as part of Musquodoboit Harbour in a lot of ways,’ says Bob, an avid woodsman and hunter.’
    • ‘Yes, of course, but I see the belt knife as the hunter and woodsman's mainstay tool.’
    • ‘He had become a very skilled hunter, trapper, and woodsman, despite the fact that he was beginning to live in a more and more modern world.’
    • ‘Distance over land was measured in miles, estimated by the experienced woodsmen.’
    • ‘The woodsman moved through the forest swiftly searching for twigs for the fire.’
    • ‘An accomplished woodsman, hunter, arborist, and gardener, he was also a highly skilled archer and sharpshooter.’
    • ‘The image of shaggy woodsmen breaking camp at season's end, headed out in the pre-dawn darkness with their photographs carefully tucked away in their packs, is rather touching.’
    • ‘Sketch maps were sometimes drawn in the large community meetings, but many surveyors reported greater success working with smaller groups of experienced woodsmen.’
    • ‘In younger days, I was an experienced hunter, trapper, and woodsman, although those titles have long ago lost their significance.’
    • ‘Alpine farmers checking their flocks, woodsmen, hunters, postmen and border guards used skis as pure tools for transport.’
    • ‘A freshly felled ash tree was a picture of the woodsman's craft - a neat sawn stump, a carpet of sawdust and an exactly graded log pile.’
    • ‘Delighting his European patrons, Audubon played the part of the American woodsman with relish, slicking his hair with bear grease, wearing rough wool pants and a buckskin jacket, and claiming to have hunted with Daniel Boone.’
    • ‘The conflicting demands of autocampers, walkers, and woodsmen would play an important role in shaping the nation's federal land policy.’
    • ‘Well, I don't know much about him, except that he's a hunter, a woodsman, and a mercenary.’
    • ‘For hundreds of years, woodsmen in Britain practiced coppicing, a method of harvesting timber.’
    • ‘All were lifelong hunters and expert woodsmen.’
    • ‘He was a competent woodsman and would have had no problem traveling inland through the bush and back into mainland civilization anonymously.’
    • ‘Old-style woodsmen, these guys like to hunt on foot with longbows.’
    • ‘I hear the voice of the woodsman making his way to Mount Kasatori, and the songs of the seedling planters in the little rice paddies at the foot of the hill.’

Pronunciation

woodsman

/ˈwo͝odzmən//ˈwʊdzmən/