frontiersman

[ fruhn-teerz-muhn, fron- or, especially British, fruhn-teerz- ]
/ frʌnˈtɪərz mən, frɒn- or, especially British, ˈfrʌn tɪərz- /

noun, plural fron·tiers·men.

a person, especially a man, who lives on the frontier, especially in sparsely settled regions.

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Origin of frontiersman

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85; frontier + 's1 + -man
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British Dictionary definitions for frontiersman

frontiersman
/ (ˈfrʌntɪəzmən, frʌnˈtɪəz-) /

noun plural -men

(formerly) a man living on a frontier, esp in a newly pioneered territory of the US
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