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cattleman

[kat-l-muh n, -man] /ˈkæt l mən, -ˌmæn/
noun, plural cattlemen
[kat-l-muh n, -men] /ˈkæt l mən, -ˌmɛn/ (Show IPA)
1.
a person who tends or breeds cattle.
2.
a rancher who raises cattle on a large scale; the owner of a cattle ranch.
Origin of cattleman
1860-1865
An Americanism dating back to 1860-65; cattle + man1
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Examples from the Web for cattleman
Historical Examples
  • In this capacity I was alternately farmer, rancher, cattleman.

  • He was a cattleman and they hated the sheepmen, you know, and used to fight them.

    Louisiana Lou William West Winter
  • I don't care about the cattleman, but Gallagher and Alderson were my shipmates.

    The Pirate of Panama William MacLeod Raine
  • Her dilated eyes were fixed on something behind the cattleman.

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
  • But he had seen the sentiment of the country when his brother had wounded the cattleman.

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
  • The startled eyes of the outlaw jumped to meet those of the cattleman.

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
  • He glared at the cattleman, the impulse strong in him to kill and be done with it.

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
  • The cattleman touched his horse with the spur and cantered forward.

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
  • The cattleman raised himself on an elbow, but fell back with a grunt.

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
  • A moment later the Ranger and the cattleman were shaking hands.

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
British Dictionary definitions for cattleman

cattleman

/ˈkætəlmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
a person who breeds, rears, or tends cattle
2.
(mainly US & Canadian) a person who owns or rears cattle on a large scale, usually for beef, esp the owner of a cattle ranch
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