coureur de bois

EnglishEdit

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Alternative formsEdit

  • coureur des bois

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French coureur des bois, literally “woods runner”.

NounEdit

coureur de bois (plural coureurs de bois)

  1. (historical) A fur trader operating in North America in the seventeenth or eighteenth century without permission from the French authorities.
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