backwoodsman

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backwoods +‎ man

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backwoodsman (plural backwoodsmen)

  1. A person who is acclimated to living in a forest area that is far removed from civilization or modern conveniences.
  2. An uncivilized person.
  3. (informal, politics) A Peer who is seldom present in the House of Lords of the United Kingdom Parliament, who may be encouraged to attend when a very important vote is expected.

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