frontiersman

[ fruhn-teerz-muh n, fron- or, esp. British, fruhn-teerz- ]
/ frʌnˈtɪərz mən, frɒn- or, esp. British, ˈfrʌn tɪərz- /
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noun, plural fron·tiers·men.

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

Nearby words

  1. frontenis,
  2. fronter,
  3. frontes,
  4. frontier,
  5. frontier orbital,
  6. frontierswoman,
  7. frontis,
  8. frontispiece,
  9. frontlash,
  10. frontless

Origin of frontiersman

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85; frontier + 's1 + -man

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British Dictionary definitions for frontiersmen

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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