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musher

[muhsh-er]
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noun Alaska and Northern Canada.
  1. a person who competes in cross-country races with dog team and sled.
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Origin of musher

First recorded in 1895–1900; mush2 + -er1
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  • He came stealing across the snow,—a musher of the first degree.

    The Voice of the Pack

    Edison Marshall

  • Nobody'll care 'cept my musher, and she wouldn't either if she knew me.

    The Plastic Age

    Percy Marks

  • That Indian musher across the creek's got 'em, doctoring of 'em up, Charley says.

    Jan

    A. J. Dawson

  • The team was like the “musher,” lean and wild-eyed, after their four hundred miles of merciless driving.

    Colorado Jim

    George Goodchild

  • When the snow lay deep he bought the best string of dogs he could find, hired an Indian musher, and again disappeared.

    Snowdrift

    James B. Hendryx