a herder; the keeper of a herd, especially of cattle or sheep.
Herdsman, Astronomy. the constellation Boötes.
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How to use herdsman in a sentence
A couple of seemingly frustrated herdsmen were trying to steer cattle and goats through the narrow patches of pasture that remained.Zimbabwe’s climate migration is a sign of what’s to come | Andrew Mambondiyani | December 17, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
She teams up with a herdsman who has been wrongfully accused of terrorism, and the two embark on a page-turning journey where they must do what it takes to survive.Here Are the 10 New Books You Should Read in November | Annabel Gutterman | November 1, 2021 | Time
To get that wildlife-friendly tag, herdsmen need to clear multiple steps — from predator-proofing pens and reporting poaching, to removing shangdongs and freeing up land for wildlife reserves.
The years like Great Black Oxen tread the world And God the herdsman goads them on behind.American Dreams, 1923: Black Oxen by Gertrude Atherton | Nathaniel Rich | March 28, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The fresh imprint of a tiger's paw upon the pathway gives the same sort of feel to the Indian herdsman.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
Galerius, an Illyrian herdsman, but exhibited more conspicuously upon the throne of empire the native barbarity of his character.The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow
If a man has hired a herdsman for the cows or a shepherd for the sheep, he shall give him eight gur of corn per annum.The Oldest Code of Laws in the World | Hammurabi, King of Babylon
Just about sundown the stately herdsman again appeared with his motley following.Spanish Life in Town and Country | L. Higgin and Eugne E. Street
One of these stones, fifteen inches in diameter, broke through the roof of a cottage, and killed a herdsman and a bullock.The Rain Cloud | Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for herdsman
mainly British a person who breeds, rears, or cares for cattle or (rarely) other livestock in the herd: US equivalent: herder
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