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boundary rider

noun, Australian
1.
a ranch hand who patrols the boundary of a sheep or cattle station in order to watch the stock, repair fences, etc.
Origin of boundary rider
1860-1865
1860-65
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  • She led them to a boundary rider's hut, where they were taken in and provided with rations and rum.

    Over the Sliprails Henry Lawson
  • It didn't matter in the boundary rider, but p'r'aps it might in the Dook.

    My Lord Duke E. W. Hornung
  • As well might one offer a dish of salmon to an Alaskan fisherman; or a ragout of mutton to an Australian boundary rider.

  • It's Queensland boundary rider's fare, but the best I can offer you.

British Dictionary definitions for boundary rider

boundary rider

noun
1.
(Austral) an employee on a sheep or cattle station whose job is to maintain fences in good repair and to prevent stock from straying
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