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trail man

noun
1.
a cowboy on horseback who helps in driving a cattle herd.
Origin of trail man
1880-1885
An Americanism dating back to 1880-85
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  • I have seen what were called and sold for bloodhounds to a sheriff to trail man.

    Hunting Dogs Oliver Hartley
  • Any hound trained when young can be taught to trail man or beast.

    Hunting Dogs Oliver Hartley
  • He understood the tone of complaint and regret in which the trail man spoke of his dog.

    The Man in the Twilight

    Ridgwell Cullum

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