noun Alaska and Northern Canada.
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What does musher mean?
The term is especially used to refer to a person who does this to compete in a sled dog race, such as a cross-country race like the Iditarod.
The word musher is most commonly used in Alaska and Canada, where sled dog racing is more common.
Example: The prize goes to the musher, but it is the sled dogs that are the true champions.
Where does musher come from?
The first records of the word musher come from the 1890s. It’s based on the word mush, which is first recorded around the same time. As a verb, mush means “to drive or travel with a sled dog team.” In this context, mush is probably best known as the command that the musher gives to the dogs to tell them to go (much like giddyup is used with horses).
Mush was perhaps originally used in the verb phrase mush on, which comes from the French Canadian term marchons, meaning “let’s go.”
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How is musher used in real life?
The word musher is used in the context of dogsled racing.
musher life means always knowing which gas stations sell unsalted butter aka sled dogs' favorite winter snack
— Blair Braverman (@BlairBraverman) December 29, 2017
The 1st musher down 4th Avenue will be Ryan Redington, grandson of #Iditarod race founder Joe Redington Sr.
— Sports at ADN (@sportsadn) March 3, 2017
falling deeper and deeper in love with being a sled dog musher
— Blackmountainsphoto (@Blakmountphoto) January 16, 2017
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Dogsleds are typically pulled by mushers.
Example sentences from the Web for musher
But one musher this year was a seemingly improbable contender: Newton Marshall hails from St. Anne, Jamaica.
The dog-musher, still on his knees and stooped over White Fang, calculated for a moment.
The dog-musher put the rifle down solemnly, then turned and looked at his employer.
It was soon said of this master missionary that he was the best musher in Alaska, Mush!Heroes of To-Day|Mary R. Parkman
Water-proof footwear, therefore, becomes one of the "musher's" great concerns and difficulties.
It is in such weather particularly that the thermos flasks prove such a boon to the musher.