wagon boss

  1. a man in charge of a wagon train.

Origin of wagon boss

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75

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How to use wagon boss in a sentence

  • An old wagon boss sauntered by on his mule with its mouth la crocodile.

    John Ermine of the Yellowstone | Frederic Remington
  • Henry Lee is gittin' old—he can't be his own wagon-boss forever, and he's lookin' round for a man.

    Bat Wing Bowles | Dane Coolidge
  • With the gunny-sack under one arm the wagon-boss went the rounds, and when he had finished his trip the sack was full of guns.

    Bat Wing Bowles | Dane Coolidge
  • I knew they were trying hard to make corral; whether they could do it, rested entirely with the wagon boss.

  • You never heard the like, for the wagon boss and an assistant are already in their saddles helping the herder.

    The Prairie Schooner | William Francis Hooker