Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The owner or manager of a ranch; a rancher.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A man who is employed on a ranch; one of the herdsmen of a ranch; specifically, one who owns or who has the charge or control of a ranch; a rancher.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Western U. S. An owner or occupant of, or laborer on, a ranch; a herdsman.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An owner or occupant of, or laborer on, a ranch.

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Examples

  • "Boys, do you want to see some fun?" called the ranchman as he came up.

    The Outdoor Chums After Big Game Or, Perilous Adventures in the Wilderness

  • It cannot be said that Theodore Roosevelt's venture as a ranchman was a very successful one, and it is doubtful if he expected to make much money out of it.

    American Boy's Life of Theodore Roosevelt

  • From him I obtained an introduction to the western ranchman, Frank Earnest by name, who had accompanied him as hunter and guide.

    Bird Cloud

  • From him I obtained an introduction to the western ranchman, Frank Earnest by name, who had accompanied him as hunter and guide.

    Bird Cloud

  • From him I obtained an introduction to the western ranchman, Frank Earnest by name, who had accompanied him as hunter and guide.

    Bird Cloud

  • From him I obtained an introduction to the western ranchman, Frank Earnest by name, who had accompanied him as hunter and guide.

    Bird Cloud

  • Local ranchman Tony Duran has already signed a lease facilitated by KHL Inc. of Albuquerque, and is convinced that drilling would not pose a danger to the water resources in the area.

    Errors of Enchantment » Mora County commissioners to consider oil drilling ban

  • The ranchman, who is half-hunter, half-stockman, and his wife are jovial, hearty Welsh people from Llanberis, who laugh with loud, cheery British laughs, sing in parts down to the youngest child, are free hearted and hospitable, and pile the pitch-pine logs half-way up the great rude chimney.

    A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains

  • The ranchman neither allows drink to be brought into the house nor to be drunk outside, and on this condition only he “keeps travelers.”

    A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains

  • The ranchman tells us that on January 7th and 8th, 1873, there was a sudden and tremendous outburst of Mauna Loa.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

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  • "Miss Hilma," he said abruptly, "never you marry a ranchman. He's never out of trouble."

    - Frank Norris, The Octopus, bk 2, ch. 2

    August 26, 2008