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boundary rider

noun, Australian.
a ranch hand who patrols the boundary of a sheep or cattle station in order to watch the stock, repair fences, etc.
Origin of boundary rider
First recorded in 1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It didn't matter in the boundary rider, but p'r'aps it might in the Dook.

    My Lord Duke E. W. Hornung
  • It's Queensland boundary rider's fare, but the best I can offer you.

  • As well might one offer a dish of salmon to an Alaskan fisherman; or a ragout of mutton to an Australian boundary rider.

  • She led them to a boundary rider's hut, where they were taken in and provided with rations and rum.

    Over the Sliprails Henry Lawson
British Dictionary definitions for boundary rider

boundary rider

(Austral) an employee on a sheep or cattle station whose job is to maintain fences in good repair and to prevent stock from straying
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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