from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who lumbers, who moves in a heavy and ungainly manner.
  • n. One who is involved in the production of lumber.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One employed in lumbering, cutting, and getting logs from the forest for lumber; a lumberman.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A person employed or concerned in cutting limber and getting it from the forest. Also lumberman.
  • n. One who lumbers clumsily about.
  • n. A swindling tipster.
  • n. A pawnbroker.


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  • Yes, the pickpocket, the card-sharper, the "lumberer," the confidence man, the blarneying beggar, and the fakir of every description laid his snares on this holy spot.

    The Christian A Story

  • He is a lumberer, and has a saw-mill of a very primitive kind.

    A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains

  • Then I saw a lumberer taking his dinner on a rock in the river, who “touched his hat” and brought me a draught of ice-cold water, which I could hardly drink owing to the fractiousness of the horse, and gathered me some mountain pinks, which I admired.

    A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains

  • Indian corn and pumpkins; the brilliant orange of the latter contrasting with the charred stumps among which they grew; but more frequently the lumberer supported himself solely by his axe.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • My next neighbour was a stalwart, bronzed Kentucky farmer, in a palm-leaf hat, who, strange to say, never made any demonstrations with his bowie-knife, and, having been a lumberer in these forests, pointed out all the objects of interest.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • Wingfield said, "You will correct me if I am wrong, Caleb, but is't not so your only forays into the forest have been as a lumberer?"

    A different flesh

  • While he was a lumberer, Lincoln was in the employ of one Kirkpatrick, who "ran" a sawmill.

    The Lincoln Story Book

  • A log-house is the appropriate dwelling of the lumberer in the woods; but transplant it to a suburban lawn and it becomes an absurdity, and a double absurdity.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 01, No. 03, January, 1858

  • In this case the master-lumberer bears the loss, and is obliged to refund the expenses incurred as best he can.

    Among the Trees at Elmridge

  • It was too bad of Alec, for he had been engaged a year, and had already cleared (he was a lumberer) space enough in the backwoods to start a farm, and he was now on a short visit to his betrothed to report progress and pursue his suit.

    Bluebell A Novel


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