[fruhn-teerz-muh n, fron- or, esp. British, fruhn-teerz-]

noun, plural fron·tiers·men.

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

Origin of frontiersman

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85; frontier + 's1 + -man Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for frontiersmen

mountaineer, backwoodsman, frontiersman

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British Dictionary definitions for frontiersmen


noun plural -men

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