- an inhabitant of the plains.
Origin of plainsman
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Examples from the Web for plainsman
He claims to be from a 'high up' Southern family, but has been a plainsman since 1851.A Woman Tenderfoot
Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
With the true instinct of a plainsman he turned to look for his Horse.Johnny Bear
E. T. Seton
The plainsman looked searchingly into the face of the older man.
He did these things quickly and without heroics, because he was a plainsman.Blazed Trail Stories
Stewart Edward White
This plainsman knew all that the Southwest had to offer of danger and was equal to any of it.Oh, You Tex!
William Macleod Raine
- a person who lives in a plains region, esp in the Great Plains of North America
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Word Origin and History for plainsman
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