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1. A person who trades in lumber.
2. A lumberjack or logger.
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(ˈlʌm bər mən)

n., pl. -men.
1. a person who deals in lumber.
[1810–20, Amer.]
usage: See -man.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lumberman - a person who fells treeslumberman - a person who fells trees    
laborer, labourer, manual laborer, jack - someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor
scorer - a logger who marks trees to be felled
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References in classic literature ?
"One day," concluded Kraft, solemnly, "there will come to Cypher's for a plate of beans a millionaire lumberman from Wisconsin, and he will marry Milly."
"And a millionaire lumberman!" I sighed, despairingly.
Milly, like some vast virgin stretch of pine woods, was made to catch the lumberman's eye.
We could not give her over to a lumberman, doubly accursed by wealth and provincialism.
At last the bollworm had attacked the cotton--the poison ivy was reaching out its tendrils to entwine the summer boarder--the millionaire lumberman, thinly disguised as the Alaskan miner, was about to engulf our Milly and upset Nature's adjustment.
And it was he who "broke the jam," as a lumberman would say, by suggesting the MESSAGE RATE system.
"We were literally one of those couples who woke up one morning, and both said, 'I hate my job.' We called in sick, drove to Saugatuck, Michigan, found an old building from 1860 that had been a lumberman's boarding house.
He draws on marine archaeology work carried out by the Wisconsin Historical Society Maritime Preservation and Archaeology Program to describe the Niagara and Charles Reed; the Lumberman, the Kate Kelly; and the career, ships, and shipwrecks associated with Captain James Davidson.
In Everett, Washington one group of Wobblie organizers, "were met at the dock, rounded up, stripped naked, and forced to run the gauntlet while the vigilantes beat them." (55) Loomis shows how the companies tried to sidestep radicalism by creating a company friendly union, the Loyal Legion of Loggers and Lumberman (Four-L).
Henny and Benny are brothers, distant relatives (twice removed and once returned!) of the famous legendary lumberman Paul Bunyan, and they live in the little logging town of Pineville, somewhere near the Great Pasty Mountains.
The garden got its start when the Eugene Rose Society donated the original 750 rose bushes shortly after George Owen, a former city councilor and lumberman, donated five acres with his house to the city in 1951.