- a member of a tribe.
Origin of tribesman
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Examples from the Web for tribesmen
Assad, the Syrians who hate him, and Iraqi Sunni tribesmen are all flipping and flopping.My Coffee Klatch With Rand Paul
P. J. O’Rourke
September 27, 2014
He hit the tribesmen on the head with his bludgeon and “the subsequent proceedings interest him no more.”The Story Behind The World’s Greatest Headline
January 21, 2014
“The tribesmen helped us cross into Pakistan,” he said, with a little smile.America's Islamist Allies in Libya
April 9, 2011
He lived in awe of his father, chief of the Popalzai tribe, and it was because of him the tribesmen came to visit.Karzai’s Paranoid World
November 18, 2009
The tribesmen poured into the bazaar and attacked the serai on all sides.
As fast as the tribesmen turned the corner they were shot down.
The Malakand garrison was being overwhelmed by thousands of tribesmen.
In the attacks upon the Malakand position, about 700 tribesmen had perished.
The tribesmen displayed the greatest boldness and determination.
- a member of a tribe
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