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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A man who raises, or looks after livestock
  • n. A person who works in a stock room

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A herdsman; a ranchman; one owning, or having charge of, herds of live stock.

from The 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.

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

  • n. farmer who breed or raises livestock


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