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frontiersman

[fruhn-teerz-muh n, fron- or, esp. British, fruhn-teerz-] /frʌnˈtɪərz mən, frɒn- or, esp. British, ˈfrʌn tɪərz-/
noun, plural frontiersmen.
1.
a person, especially a man, who lives on the frontier, especially in sparsely settled regions.
Origin of frontiersman
1775-1785
An Americanism dating back to 1775-85; frontier + 's1 + -man
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  • This propensity he inherited not only from his mother, but also from his father, who had been a frontiersman.

    Sielanka: An Idyll Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • This was out of consideration for Billy's standing as a frontiersman.

    Blazed Trail Stories Stewart Edward White
  • Every frontiersman was preparing for a tussle with the hated Spaniard.

    Union and Democracy

    Allen Johnson
  • I would be a frontiersman, a trail-breaker, a treasure-seeker.

    The Trail of '98

    Robert W. Service
  • "Got him that trip," was the frontiersman's satisfactory comment.

    For the Liberty of Texas Edward Stratemeyer
  • "Don't make a light ag'in," were the frontiersman's first words.

    For the Liberty of Texas Edward Stratemeyer
  • And then he and the frontiersman told their stories in detail.

    For the Liberty of Texas Edward Stratemeyer
  • "Don't scare the pony——" began the frontiersman, but he was too late.

    For the Liberty of Texas Edward Stratemeyer
  • For in those days no frontiersman ever buried a dead redskin.

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
  • In their company Jack Kilmeny was frankly a Western frontiersman.

    The Highgrader William MacLeod Raine
British Dictionary definitions for frontiersman

frontiersman

/ˈfrʌntɪəzmən; frʌnˈtɪəz-/
noun (pl) -men
1.
(formerly) a man living on a frontier, esp in a newly pioneered territory of the US
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