Definition of woodcraft in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwʊdkrɑːft/


[mass noun] chiefly North American
1Skill in woodwork.
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • A craft course at the school will include art, stained glass, metalcraft, woodcraft and woodturning.
  • 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.
2Knowledge of woodland, especially with reference to camping and other outdoor pursuits.
Example sentences
  • Gyric heard and remembered everything; his knowledge of woodcraft was very great.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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