Definition of tall timber in English:

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tall timber

noun

[mass noun] North American
1Dense and uninhabited forest.
Example sentences
  • Driven by desperation, some western communities used to cutting tall timber are now recognizing small-diameter trees as a valuable commercial resource.
  • 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.
1.1 (also tall timbers) informal A remote or unknown place: Miss Thompson has moved Penetang right out of the tall timbers by three times breaking the world record
More example sentences
  • Our four completely furnished, modern vacation homes are nestled among the tall timbers for a cool, quiet and relaxing atmosphere.
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