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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An owner or occupant of, or laborer on, a ranch; a herdsman.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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.


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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