Definition of timber wolf in English:

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timber wolf

Pronunciation: /ˈtimbər ˌwo͝olf/


A wolf of a large variety found mainly in northern North America, with gray brindled fur. Also called gray wolf.
Example sentences
  • Her heart practically stopped when she noticed a grey timber wolf come from behind a tree.
  • In 1966 a wounded and escaped timber wolf ran amok in the city's north end before five Montreal police cornered and killed it.
  • Birdwatchers and wildlife aficionados may see hawks, white-tailed deer, moose, black bears, martens, red squirrels and beavers, and, if very lucky, catch a glimpse of timber wolves.

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Syllabification: tim·ber wolf

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