Origin of rangeland

First recorded in 1930–35; range + -land
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Historical Examples of rangeland

  • To Tom that seemed fair enough,––a give-and-take game of the rangeland.

    Rim o' the World

    B. M. Bower

  • Two by two the riders, mere moving dots at first against a monotone of the rangeland, took form as they neared the common center.

    Rim o' the World

    B. M. Bower

  • It was getting dark when Ida Mary finally announced jubilantly that someone was coming from the direction of the rangeland.

    Land of the Burnt Thigh

    Edith Eudora Kohl

  • It was breaking an unwritten law of the rangeland, and worse, it was doing something unbusiness-like and foolish.

    The Happy Family

    Bertha Muzzy Bower

British Dictionary definitions for rangeland


  1. (often plural) land that naturally produces forage plants suitable for grazing but where rainfall is too low or erratic for growing crops
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