Definition of timberman in English:

timberman

Line breaks: tim¦ber|man
Pronunciation: /ˈtɪmbəman
 
, -mən/

noun (plural timbermen)

  • 1A person who works with timber.
    More example sentences
    • It sounds like an air-raid siren but in fact it calls the timbermen back off shore leave.
    • Josephine prepared food for the timbermen who lived in the ‘hollows’ located within the area.
    • The timbermen replied that they had legal rights to cut the timber and she had no right to interfere.
  • 2A greyish-brown longhorn beetle with extremely long antennae, occurring in the old pine forests of northern Europe. The wood-boring larvae live chiefly in fallen or felled trees.
    • Acanthocinus aedilis, family Cerambycidae

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