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  • n. One who travels by dogsled, especially in a race.

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  • n. The driver of a dog-team in arctic Alaska. The dog-teams are harnessed in the style customary among the Eskimos and the driver walks behind the team urging the dogs while a woman walks ahead of the dogs.

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

  • n. a traveler who drives (or travels with) a dog team

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  • The word musher is derived from the French word 'Marche' yelled in French at the dogs in the eighteen hundreds, yet it's a Yukon Quest race symbol.

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  • From Unalakleet, the largest town on the Iditarod trail between Anchorage and Nome, mushers drive their teams along the coast to Nome, an area of trail where storms can quickly move in from the Bering Sea and make or break a musher's dream of being crowned champion.

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  • From Unalakleet, the largest town on the Iditarod trail between Anchorage and Nome, mushers drive their teams along the coast to Nome, an area of trail where storms can quickly move in from the Bering Sea and make or break a musher's dream of being an Iditarod champion.

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  • Robb was recruited two years ago just after high school and says being a musher is his first real job.

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  • Iditarod trail between Anchorage and Nome, mushers drive their teams along the coast to Nome, an area of trail where storms can quickly move in from the Bering Sea and make or break a musher's dream of being crowned champion., the 2004 winner, pulled out of Kaltag 5 minutes after King.

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  • What was once the home of champion Alaskan "musher" Jessie Arnold is now a pile of charred logs and ashes.

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  • The team was like the "musher," lean and wild-eyed, after their four hundred miles of merciless driving.

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  • Folsom's neighbor was a famous "musher," a seasoned, self-reliant man, thoroughly accustomed to all the hazards of winter travel, but ten miles from his destination he crossed an inch-deep overflow which rendered the soles of his muk-luks slippery, and ten yards further on, where the wind had laid the glare-ice bare, he lost his footing.

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  • It is never difficult to forward mail in the north, for every "musher" is a postman.

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  • This word is not to be confounded with the Klondike "musher," though the origin of both terms may be the same; namely, the corruption of the French marche ons, to march, to walk, to "mush."

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