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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.
1860-65, Americanism; cattle + man1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for cattleman
  • Imagine a cattleman having a finite amount of pasture that keeps twice the amount of cattle the pasture can feed.
  • With such a spread, you'd think a cattleman might be running a herd of several thousand head.
  • Their cattleman neighbor controls the water, and he hates farmers.
  • After killing the cattleman who had him sent to jail, he at first hides among a tribe of native peoples then moves into a brothel.
  • cattleman's markets are primarily rural and suburban.
  • In doing this, a cattleman could often control thousands of acres of surrounding public domain.
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
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