Origin of rustler
Examples from the Web for rustler
The cowboy detective paused only long enough to make sure that the other rustler would be captured.Slim Evans and his Horse Lightning|Graham M. Dean
Perhaps the rustler was coming, bent on carrying out his scheme of firing the buildings belonging to Circle Ranch!The Saddle Boys at Circle Ranch|James Carson
The rustler knowing this, ear-marks a calf and takes chances on its being discovered the calf has no brand.The Long Dim Trail|Forrestine C. Hooker
"I reckon you're mistaken," replied the rustler, his blue eyes intently on Hare.The Heritage of the Desert|Zane Grey
"I'll bet dollars to doughnuts you reach the end of one inside of forty-eight hours, Mr. Rustler," flashed back Healy.Mavericks|William MacLeod Raine
1820, "one who rustles," agent noun from rustle (v.). American English meaning "cattle thief" is from 1882.