a member of the Texas state police force or, especially formerly, of the mounted state police.
a member of a semiofficial group of settlers organized to fight Indians and maintain order.
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the state police of Texas, originally formed in the 19th century to defend outlying regions against Indians and Mexicans and to fight lawlessness
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