Definitions

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  • n. A shepherd.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A sheep-farmer or sheep-master.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a herder of sheep (on an open range); someone who keeps the sheep together in a flock
  • n. a man who raises (or tends) sheep

Etymologies

sheep +‎ man (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Aren't you aware that a sheepman is the lowest thing that walks?

    Wyoming, a Story of the Outdoor West

  • An old sheepman, who had a few too many cocktails staggered to his feet and said "you don't understand, these coyotes aren't trying to have sex with our sheep, they are eating them!"

    Coyote Makes Off With Chihuahua

  • Our friend, quoth the quacklike sheepman, do but mind the wonders of nature that are found in those animals, even in a member which one would think were of no use.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • The lean, leathery sheepman was crouched half-kneeling over a broken fence, mending it from a prickly skein of barbed wire.

    The Grey King

  • At the sound of the sorceress's voice, his eyes went to her, and the sheepman paled, backing slowly away until he was out of sight behind the cot.

    The Spellsong War

  • Call thanked the young sheepman and began to climb the stairs, carrying Bobby Fant.

    The Lonesome Dove Series

  • The young sheepman said there was a rooming house on the main street in town.

    The Lonesome Dove Series

  • The young sheepman got off the wagon for a minute and carried the girl, who was whimpering for her mother.

    Streets of Laredo

  • It takes time to strike a bargain with a Welsh sheepman.

    The Heretic's Apprentice

  • After a long detour to the east, they cut north, left Colorado and went deep into Wyoming to a draw leading into Horse Creek, where a sheepman was herding some two thousand woollies.

    Centennial

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