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remuda

[ruh-moo-duh; Spanish re-moo-th ah] /rəˈmu də; Spanish rɛˈmu ðɑ/
noun, plural remudas
[ruh-moo-duh z; Spanish re-moo-th ahs] /rəˈmu dəz; Spanish rɛˈmu ðɑs/ (Show IPA).
Chiefly Southwestern U.S.
1.
a group of saddle horses from which ranch hands choose mounts for the day.
Origin of remuda
1835-1845
1835-45, Americanism; < American Spanish: a change (of horses), Spanish: exchange, derivative of remudar to change, replace, equivalent to re- re- + mudar to change (< Latin mūtāre)
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  • The mules had been packed, and the remuda collected in charge of the driver.

    Wood Rangers Mayne Reid
  • Had he been in the stable while the remuda was still in the corral?

    Crooked Trails and Straight William MacLeod Raine
  • The remuda for the trail outfit was chosen by Harshaw himself.

    The Fighting Edge William MacLeod Raine
  • Put them into the pens for the night, and hold the remuda out on the flats.

    Bat Wing Bowles Dane Coolidge
  • Juan, have the remuda driven up253 and let every man saddle his horse.

    Steve Yeager William MacLeod Raine
  • We took my remuda, the spades and axes, and started for the riffle.

    The Outlet Andy Adams
  • Calling for all the men in Tolleston's outfit, the two rode away for that remuda.

    The Outlet Andy Adams
  • An' they had three wagons, an' a remuda with about a hundred head in it!

    The Trail Horde

    Charles Alden Seltzer
  • "If it's convenient, let's keep an eye on those boys the next few years," said the trail boss, catching sight of his remuda.

    Wells Brothers

    Andy Adams
  • After passing the drag end of the herd, the wagon and remuda were sighted, later met, with the foreman still at the rear.

    Wells Brothers

    Andy Adams

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