backwoodsman vs frontiersman what difference

what is difference between backwoodsman and frontiersman

English

Etymology

backwoods +‎ man

Noun

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, UK 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.

Translations

See also

  • woodsman
  • frontiersman


English

Etymology

From frontiers +‎ man.

Noun

frontiersman (plural frontiersmen)

  1. A person who lives on the borders of a country, or in a wild and undeveloped area on the fringes of civilization.
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 136-7:
      The inhabitant’s of England’s North American colonies outnumbered French Canadians some ten to one, but the French were tough, fur-trapping frontiersmen who posed a considerable military threat.

Translations

See also

  • backwoodsman

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