a ranch hand who patrols the boundary of a sheep or cattle station in order to watch the stock, repair fences, etc.
Origin of boundary rider
First recorded in 1860–65
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for boundary rider
Historical Examples of boundary rider
It was the boundary-rider of the Yelkin Paddock; but the boundary-rider was a woman.
But no boundary-rider had ever stopped long at the Yelkin hut.
Of what interest or value could it be to the boundary-rider of the Yelkin Paddock?
The boundary-rider saw but few faces from the home-station; none from anywhere else.
Moreover, the boundary-rider was thoroughly satisfied, and even anxious to remain.
British Dictionary definitions for boundary rider
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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