a cattle thief.
a person or thing that rustles.
Informal. an active, energetic person.
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How to use rustler in a sentence
Lights flashed in the windows, and somebody cried, “The rustler boys are coming!”The Cattle-Baron's Daughter | Harold Bindloss
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
Isbel appeared to be remarkably efficient as camp-rustler and cook, but he did not inspire me with confidence.Tales of lonely trails | Zane Grey
rustler stopped short, but the style continued to cut and ruin the wax cylinder.Bird Lore, Volume I--1899 | Various
Next I removed the perch from that side and then rustler absolutely refused to sing any more.Bird Lore, Volume I--1899 | Various
British Dictionary definitions for rustler
mainly US and Canadian a cattle or horse thief
US and Canadian informal an energetic or vigorous person
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