American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A man who owns or raises livestock.
- n. A man who is in charge of livestock or works on a stock farm.
- n. A man who is employed in a stockroom or warehouse.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A man who has charge of the stock in an establishment of any kind.
- n. A stock-farmer or rancher.
- n. A man employed by a stock-farmer as a herdsman or the like.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Australia & U.S. A herdsman; a ranchman; one owning, or having charge of, herds of live stock.
- n. farmer who breed or raises livestock
“Do not repeat the mistake made in a recent television programme where the so-called stockman kept hold of "the poor little thing", as this will deny it the vital colostrum it needs and the piglet will die.”
“Between the time that Rod took charge of Juniper, and the time of the train's starting, the young "stockman," as he was termed on the way-bill, had some pretty lively experiences.”
“A 'stockman' is naturally the man who drives the stock, and the 'stockwhip' a peculiar short-handled long whip with which he drives them.”
“A cattle owner was a "stockman" in pre-Spanish times; later "rancher," based on the Spanish word ranchero, became more popular.”
“We bought 200 of my uncle's flock, a hobby number for a hardened stockman, but plenty for a novice.”
“I've never heard of a single instance of a wolf killing stock where the stockman didn't collect compensation from the US taxpayer.”
“Being brought up on a farm as well as working in the outback as a cook and stockman has shaped her writing.”
“To the west of Wilcannia, near a ragged desert tor, an asthmatic German stockman had identified a silver and iron outcrop which initiated the massive present day mining company BHP Billiton.”
“Of course, farming organically doesn't make you a good farmer or a good stockman any more than farming conventionally makes you a bad one.”
“The stockman Anion, at the end of the table, said never a word, but kept his eyes lowered to his trencher, his hip pressed against the crutch he was almost ready to discard, as though he needed a firm contact with the reality of his situation, and the reassurance of a weapon to hand in the sudden presence of his enemy.”
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