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boundary rider

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noun Australian.
  1. a ranch hand who patrols the boundary of a sheep or cattle station in order to watch the stock, repair fences, etc.
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Origin of boundary rider

First recorded in 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for boundary rider

Historical Examples

  • It was the boundary-rider of the Yelkin Paddock; but the boundary-rider was a woman.

    A Bride from the Bush

    E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung

  • But no boundary-rider had ever stopped long at the Yelkin hut.

    A Bride from the Bush

    E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung

  • Of what interest or value could it be to the boundary-rider of the Yelkin Paddock?

    A Bride from the Bush

    E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung

  • The boundary-rider saw but few faces from the home-station; none from anywhere else.

    A Bride from the Bush

    E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung

  • Moreover, the boundary-rider was thoroughly satisfied, and even anxious to remain.

    A Bride from the Bush

    E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung


British Dictionary definitions for boundary rider

boundary rider

noun
  1. Australian an employee on a sheep or cattle station whose job is to maintain fences in good repair and to prevent stock from straying
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