- The act of one who lumbers; heavy, clumsy movement.
- 1887, Hall Caine, The Deemster:
- Only the old harbor-master was there, singing out, as by duty bound, his lusty oaths at their lumberings.
- (US) The business of felling trees for lumber.
- Clumsy or awkward.
- Heavy, slow and laborious; ponderous.
- 2013 June 8, “Obama goes troll-hunting”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8839, page 55:
- The solitary, lumbering trolls of Scandinavian mythology would sometimes be turned to stone by exposure to sunlight. Barack Obama is hoping that several measures announced on June 4th will have a similarly paralysing effect on their modern incarnation, the patent troll.