from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An inhabitant or a settler of the plains, especially of the prairie regions of the United States.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A native, inhabitant or settler of a plains region, but especially of the United States prairies

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who lives in the plains.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A dweller on the plains.

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

  • n. an inhabitant of a plains region (especially the Great Plains of North America)


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  • In those rarefied heights where normal activities for a plainsman are a torture, waging a war would seem to be an impossible proposition.

    Kargil - as I remember it

  • It is just as they pass the village of the prairie dogs that he points to the low valley down to the front and questions the "plainsman" who lopes along by his side, --

    Starlight Ranch and Other Stories of Army Life on the Frontier

  • Yes | No | Report from plainsman wrote 20 weeks 3 days ago

    Saving Conservation Reserve Programs

  • What the world mourns is its lost innocence, or a favorite fantasy of it fleshed out in the most heroic of American myths: that of the taut but merciful plainsman, who dispenses justice with a worried conscience, a single syllable, a blurred reflex action to the hip, and must face death in the afternoon as regularly as the matador, but on main street and for no pay...

    Maria Cooper Janis: Gary Cooper: A Father, a Man, an American

  • “A plainsman could kill an American bison, cut out only the tongue for his dinner, and discard the rest of the animal.”


  • A hundred and fifty years ago a plainsman could kill an American bison, cut out only the tongue for his dinner, and discard the rest of the animal.

    Part 2--An Examination of the Tragedy of the Commons: Pollution

  • William F. Cody lived the life of a plainsman until he was in his early thirties, and then was a show business icon until his death.

    Archive 2006-01-01

  • A friend once showed Kit Carson the cover of a dime novel which pictured the plainsman slaying seven Indians with one hand while he clasped a fainting maiden with the other.


  • I still get emails to my plainsman account from people pitching stories... and there were at least five of these from various renegade emailers forwarding the cartoons of the prophet Mohammed.

    Allan Jenkins' Desirable Roasted Coffee

  • Up the street after them came a plainsman on a pony: a burly, broad-shouldered man with a big nose and a bushy beard.

    Bridge of the Separator


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