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wagon boss

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noun
  1. a man in charge of a wagon train.

Origin of wagon boss

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75
Also called wagon master.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for wagon boss

Historical Examples

  • Every time I hand it to a wagon-boss, he gives me the devil!

    The Old Santa Fe Trail

    Henry Inman

  • Bud, this here's my wagon-boss, Park Holloway; one of 'em, that is.

    The Lure of the Dim Trails

    by (AKA B. M. Sinclair) B. M. Bower

  • Before he left, the old man told the wagon-boss to ferry the outfit an' horses over in the boat, but to swim the steers.

  • The round-up would be west of where I had left them, according to the foreman—or wagon-boss, as he is called.

  • Frosty is an independent sort and won't stand a word from anybody, and the wagon-boss is something of a bully.


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