- a cowboy on horseback who helps in driving a cattle herd.
Origin of trail man
An Americanism dating back to 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for trail man
By this time he had learned a good deal of the trail-man's unwritten law.
Any trail-man may think that twenty times a day, but no one ought to say it.