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trail boss



(in Western U.S.) a person responsible for driving a herd of cattle.


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Nearby words

traherne, thomas, traik, trail, trail away, trail bike, trail boss, trail herd, trail man, trail mix, trail of tears, trail rope

Origin of trail boss

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for trail boss

  • "Was trail-boss three seasons for Hank Rowan and his partner," I returned briefly.

    Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • That's the way this fellow had it; said a trail-boss told him at Ogalalla that spring.

    Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair