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Backwoodsman vs Woodsman


1. a settler in the uncleared forest land:

  • It is this which gives that piquancy to the conversation of a backwoodsman.

2. is used of a rough, uneducated person:

  • He sounded like a backwoodsman even in high hat.

3. (UK) a member of the House of Lords who rarely attends that body:

  • This speech will encourage the backwoodsmen in the House of Lords to take strong action.

woodsman—(also: woodman) a person who works or hunts in the woods:

  • By nature he was a woodsman and spent most of his time roaming the forests in search of game.