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a cattle trail leading N from San Antonio, Tex., to Abilene, Kan.: used for about twenty years after the Civil War.
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Origin of Chisholm Trail
Named after Jesse Chisholm (1806–68), American scout
Words nearby Chisholm Trail
chiseller, chisel plow, chisel point, Chishima, Chisholm, Chisholm Trail, Chishtiya, Chisimaio, Chişinău, chi-square, chi-square distribution
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How to use Chisholm Trail in a sentence
No man, or band of men, that ever rode the Chisholm Trail could set his face away from it.
His herd had just come in over the Chisholm Trail, crossing to the western somewhere above.The Outlet|Andy Adams
Morgan lifted his hand in gesture at once silencing and denying, and marched out after the heroes of the Chisholm Trail.
"They're going to start for Texas down the Chisholm Trail," he said138, smiling down at her from the saddle.
I was then in the western edge of what is known as the Black-jack country, which extends east far beyond the Chisholm trail.A Texas Cow Boy|Chas. A. Siringo