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Dinkey A small logging locomotive. ...
Dinner Hole Where the noon meal is served out in the woods. ...
Dinner Horn A conical-shaped tin horn about three feet long used for ...
Dinner Triangle Heavy iron rod bent into an unclosed triangle that the ...
Dipper Short for a steam shovel mounted on a railroad car. ...
Direction Box A compass ...
Dirt Hider A road grader ...
Dive A rough and tough type saloon. A house of ill ...
Doctor Balsam The balsam pitch lumberjacks often used as medicine for colds ...
Dog 1. A device attached to the runner of a sleigh ...
Dog Hook Hook coupled with a short chain and used to bind ...
Dog Irons Used by the bull cook to hold logs in place ...
Dog Knocker or Dog Hammer A small sledge used to knock chain hook dogs from ...
Dog Mark Mark on the face of the board left by the ...
Dog Warp A rope with a strong hook on the end, used ...
Dog Wedge An iron wedge with a ring in the butt, which ...
Dogger One who rides the head rig carriage in a sawmill ...
Dogs Skidding tongs. Same as skidding hook. ...
Dollar A Day Pay rate for ordinary labor in camps in the 1890's ...
Dolly  A two-wheel cart for hauling lumber. Same as buggy, lumber ...
Donkey Doctor A donkey mechanic. ...
Donkey Engine A stationary engine. ...
Donkey Man The engineer who runs the donkey engine. ...
Donkey Puncher A man who runs a donkey engine used in logging. ...
Donkey Skinner A man who runs a small engine in the woods. ...
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Bibliography
L.G. Sorden Lumberjack Lingo Northword Edition
with permission of Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group