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trail boss

(in Western U.S.) a person responsible for driving a herd of cattle.
Origin of trail boss
1885-90, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • One, a trail boss of the O X, was drowned while swimming his herd across a swollen river.

  • "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
  • When everything moved smoothly, he would act as Horne's trail boss.

    The Sheriff of Badger George B. Pattullo
  • There was a marked silence, only broken by a clatter of hoofs, and the trail boss cantered up to the tent.

    Wells Brothers Andy Adams
  • The trail boss was coming back, was going to bring each one a cow.

    Wells Brothers Andy Adams
  • "You would be doing wrong to leave this range," said the trail boss in fatherly tones.

    Wells Brothers Andy Adams
  • Fortified anew in courage, Dell accompanied the trail boss to meet his herd.

    Wells Brothers Andy Adams
  • Patience had almost ceased to be a virtue when the trail boss put in an appearance at the tent.

    Wells Brothers Andy Adams
  • After a change of mounts for the foreman, Dell and the trail boss drifted the strays up the creek.

    Wells Brothers Andy Adams
  • Before dinner was over, the acting foreman of the second herd rode in, and in mimicking a trail boss, issued some drastic orders.

    Wells Brothers Andy Adams

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