- 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
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Examples from the Web for boundary rider
It was the boundary-rider of the Yelkin Paddock; but the boundary-rider was a woman.
But no boundary-rider had ever stopped long at the Yelkin hut.
Of what interest or value could it be to the boundary-rider of the Yelkin Paddock?
The boundary-rider saw but few faces from the home-station; none from anywhere else.
Moreover, the boundary-rider was thoroughly satisfied, and even anxious to remain.
- Australian an employee on a sheep or cattle station whose job is to maintain fences in good repair and to prevent stock from straying
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