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remuda

[ruh-moo-duh; Spanish re-moo-th ah]
noun, plural re·mu·das [ruh-moo-duh z; Spanish re-moo-th ahs] /rəˈmu dəz; Spanish rɛˈmu ðɑs/. Chiefly Southwestern U.S.
  1. a group of saddle horses from which ranch hands choose mounts for the day.
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Origin of remuda

1835–45, Americanism; < American Spanish: a change (of horses), Spanish: exchange, derivative of remudar to change, replace, equivalent to re- re- + mudar to change (< Latin mūtāre)
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Historical Examples

  • The mules had been packed, and the remuda collected in charge of the driver.

    Wood Rangers

    Mayne Reid

  • Had he been in the stable while the remuda was still in the corral?

    Crooked Trails and Straight

    William MacLeod Raine

  • The remuda for the trail outfit was chosen by Harshaw himself.

    The Fighting Edge

    William MacLeod Raine

  • Put them into the pens for the night, and hold the remuda out on the flats.

    Bat Wing Bowles

    Dane Coolidge

  • Juan, have the remuda driven up253 and let every man saddle his horse.

    Steve Yeager

    William MacLeod Raine