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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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  • Fox, starting to move away, recognized the cattleman from whom he had escaped half an hour before.

    The Sheriff's Son William MacLeod Raine
  • Against the back of the cattleman he pushed the end of the revolver barrel.

    The Fighting Edge William MacLeod Raine
  • Of course the real boundary-rider or cattleman is without equal in his own way.

  • He was a cattleman and they hated the sheepmen, you know, and used to fight them.

    Louisiana Lou William West Winter
  • From his reflections the cattleman came to an alert attention.

    The Sheriff's Son William MacLeod Raine
  • I don't care about the cattleman, but Gallagher and Alderson were my shipmates.

    The Pirate of Panama William MacLeod Raine
  • "That's right," nodded the cattleman ironically, from the porch.

    Mavericks William MacLeod Raine
  • Her dilated eyes were fixed on something behind the cattleman.

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
  • “Nesters,” nodded the cattleman, drawing his great brows in a frown.

  • The cattleman raised himself on an elbow, but fell back with a grunt.

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
British Dictionary definitions for cattleman


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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