Meaning of woodchop in English:


(also woodchopping)


Australian, New Zealand
  • A competition which tests speed in cutting through a log of wood with an axe.

    ‘he's a big man and he's done well in the woodchop at the Royal Easter Show’
    • ‘Down in the woodchop arena the spirit is the same—there are about 25 axemen here today competing for prize money of a few hundred dollars per event.’
    • ‘The axe almost weighs as much as him, but seven-year-old Weston does not let that stop him prove his woodchop prowess.’
    • ‘He has been woodchopping for almost two years and was the youngest entrant in the woodchop yesterday as a junior chop competitor.’
    • ‘Agricultural shows feature their own kinds of traditional sports, like the wood-chop and tent-pegging, which are derived from rural work skills.’
    • ‘On Friday, the beef cattle judging and cattle dog trials continue, along with the showjumping from 10am and woodchops from 1pm.’
    • ‘More workers jump in the back of a truck for the regular wood-chops, which earn the club $12,000 a year.’
    • ‘Shows introduced competitions in bush skills, such as wood-chopping, boxing, shearing, and horse-riding.’
    • ‘The man was a world champion in wood chopping.’
    • ‘He lists his hobbies as woodchopping and shooting.’
    • ‘An Aussie wood chopping champ was visiting Paris when he became involved with a French lady.’