Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Skill and experience in matters relating to the woods, as hunting, fishing, or camping.
  • noun The act, process, or art of carving or fashioning objects from wood.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Skill in anything which pertains to the woods or forest; skill in the chase, especially in hunting deer, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Skill and practice in anything pertaining to the woods, especially in shooting, and other sports in the woods.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of the skills related to a woodland habitat, especially those relating to outdoor survival; these skills collectively
  • noun uncountable The skill of woodcarving

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun skill and experience in matters relating to the woods (as hunting or fishing or camping)
  • noun skill in carving or fashioning objects from wood

Etymologies

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wood +‎ -craft

Examples

  • This man from the West, cunning in woodcraft and plainscraft, with eyes and ears open, tense and suspicious, did not know that under the table, close to her foot, was the push button of an electric bell.

    To Kill a Man

  • This man from the West, cunning in woodcraft and plainscraft, with eyes and ears open, tense and suspicious, did not know that under the table, close to her foot, was the push button of an electric bell.

    To Kill a Man

  • [Page 148] prowess, his skill in woodcraft and water lore.

    Legends of Vancouver

  • The word "woodcraft" simply means skill in anything which pertains to the woods.

    Outdoor Sports and Games

  • Perhaps more than fifty years of devotion to "woodcraft" may enable me to give a few useful hints and suggestions to those whose dreams, during the close season of work, are of camp-life by flood, field and forest.

    Woodcraft

  • I was an old hunter, and had some knowledge of "woodcraft," gathered in deerstalking, and in the pursuit of other game, among my native hills.

    The Quadroon Adventures in the Far West

  • Another of the partners, Mr. Donald M'Kenzie, was associated with Mr. Hunt in the expedition, and excelled on those points in which the other was deficient; for he had been ten years in the interior, in the service of the Northwest Company, and valued himself on his knowledge of "woodcraft," and the strategy of Indian trade and Indian warfare.

    Astoria, or Anecdotes of an Enterprise Beyond the Rocky Mountains

  • Stragglers are thus often lost for days; what made us the more anxious about him was, that he had no provisions with him, was totally unversed in "woodcraft," and liable to fall into the hands of some lurking or straggling party of savages.

    A Tour on the Prairies.

  • "woodcraft," and the strategy of Indian trade and Indian warfare.

    Astoria, or, anecdotes of an enterprise beyond the Rocky Mountains

  • Rattlesnakes are important in keeping the rodent population in check, and if you are capable of even basic woodcraft, you should be able to avoid them in the wild.

    i watched arrow affliction on tv the other day.the host was shooting rattle snakes with a bow mere seconds after his buddy poked

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