(in Western U.S.) a person responsible for driving a herd of cattle.
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Origin of trail boss
An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
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Example sentences from the Web for trail boss
"Was trail-boss three seasons for Hank Rowan and his partner," I returned briefly.
That's the way this fellow had it; said a trail-boss told him at Ogalalla that spring.