/lum"beuhr ing/, n.
the trade or business of cutting and preparing lumber.
[1765-75; LUMBER1 + -ING1]

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  • lumbering — I noun the trade of cutting or preparing or selling timber • Hypernyms: ↑trade, ↑craft II adjective slow and laborious because of weight the heavy tread of tired troops moved with a lumbering sag bellied trot …   Useful english dictionary

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  • lumbering — Synonyms and related words: Christmas tree farming, Latinate, afforestation, all thumbs, ambling, ambulation, arboriculture, awkward, backpacking, blunderheaded, blundering, bombastic, boorish, bulky, bumbling, bungling, butterfingered, careless …   Moby Thesaurus

  • lumbering — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. clumsy, blundering, overgrown; see awkward 1 , crude 1 , heavy 1 . n. Syn. timbering, felling trees, cutting logs, getting out lumber, cutting off, cutting over, lumberjacking, milling, tree farming, sawing, logging,… …   English dictionary for students

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