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[kat-l-muh n, -man] /ˈkæt l mən, -ˌmæn/
noun, plural cattlemen
[kat-l-muh n, -men] /ˈkæt l mən, -ˌmɛn/ (Show IPA)
a person who tends or breeds cattle.
a rancher who raises cattle on a large scale; the owner of a cattle ranch.
Origin of cattleman
1860-65, Americanism; cattle + man1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • She had heard that I was a cattle man, somewhere in the West.

    The Pony Rider Boys in Texas Frank Gee Patchin
  • The European traveler entered into conversation with the cattle man.

    Remarks Bill Nye
  • "The parson will have great influence over the cattle man," the captain said, Sabbath morning, as we were walking the deck.

    An American Girl Abroad Adeline Trafton
  • His success as a cattle man and a farmer continued and he acquired fifteen hundred acres of valuable land.

  • Neglecting his business as cattle man, he spent all the money he had made in London, but he never found that entrance to the cave.

    Welsh Fairy Tales William Elliott Griffis
  • Since war has been teacher, farmer, business man and cattle man in the West.

  • Without a fence, without an atom of actual control, the cattle man held his property absolutely.

    The Story of the Outlaw Emerson Hough
  • His father was a cattle man, but for young Jack, the ranch was anything but glamorous.

    The Cosmic Express John Stewart Williamson
  • At first the cattle man showed some interest in Europe, but after awhile he grew quiet and didn't seem to enjoy it.

    Remarks Bill Nye
British Dictionary definitions for cattle man


noun (pl) -men
a person who breeds, rears, or tends cattle
(mainly US & Canadian) a person who owns or rears cattle on a large scale, usually for beef, esp the owner of a cattle ranch
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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