- a muleteer.
Origin of mule skinner
An Americanism dating back to 1865–70
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Examples from the Web for mule skinner
He fell suddenly into the violent, pungent speech of the mule-skinner.
"This schoolmarm lady has fainted," announced the mule-skinner.
His father was a mule-skinner—it's in the blood—can't help it possibly.Fore!
Charles Emmett Van Loan
Mr. Hennage's baleful eyes scouted the mule-skinner's person for evidence of hardware.The Long Chance
Peter B. Kyne
He would stand up an yell, crack his mule-skinner, and send the ponies along on a dead run.Friar Tuck
Robert Alexander Wason
- US and Canadian an informal term for muleteer
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