lumberjack

A lumberjack is someone who cuts down trees professionally. Picture someone holding a chain saw and wearing a plaid flannel shirt and steel-toe boots, and you can picture a lumberjack.

These days, lumberjack sounds pretty old-fashioned — the same job is done today, but people who do it are typically called "loggers," and they use power tools like chain saws. Lumberjacks, particularly in the 19th and early 20th century, used hand saws and axes and were famous for being ruggedly independent and physically daring. Lumberjack was coined by Canadians.

Primary Meanings of lumberjack

1.
n
a person who fells trees
2.
n
a short warm outer jacket
Full Definitions of lumberjack
1

n a person who fells trees

Synonyms:
faller, feller, logger, lumberman
Examples:
Paul Bunyan
a legendary giant lumberjack of the north woods of the United States and Canada
Types:
scorer
a logger who marks trees to be felled
Type of:
jack, laborer, labourer, manual laborer
someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor
2

n a short warm outer jacket

Synonyms:
lumber jacket
Type of:
jacket
a short coat

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