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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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  • Moreover, the boundary-rider was thoroughly satisfied, and even anxious to remain.

    A Bride from the Bush E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
  • But no boundary-rider had ever stopped long at the Yelkin hut.

    A Bride from the Bush E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
  • Big "tank" full of good water through the scrub to the right, but it is a private tank and a boundary-rider is shepherding it.

    Children of the Bush Henry Lawson
  • Of what interest or value could it be to the boundary-rider of the Yelkin Paddock?

    A Bride from the Bush E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
  • A boundary-rider is not a ‘boss’ in the Bush, but he is an important personage, in his way.

    A Bride from the Bush E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
  • It was the boundary-rider of the Yelkin Paddock; but the boundary-rider was a woman.

    A Bride from the Bush E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
  • The boundary-rider saw but few faces from the home-station; none from anywhere else.

    A Bride from the Bush E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
  • He was sent out to do slavery for Greenhide Billy, a boundary-rider who plumed himself on having once been a cattle-man.

    Three Elephant Power Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson
  • It is ten years since we last met, when I rode with you as far as the boundary-rider's hut on the Curra Paddock.

    Niece Catherine Mary Hampden
  • Alfred's eye, quickly scanning the horizon, descried the roof of the boundary-rider's hut still gleaming in the sunlight.

    The American Claimant Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
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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