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[fruhn-teerz-muh n, fron- or, esp. British, fruhn-teerz-] /frʌnˈtɪərz mən, frɒn- or, esp. British, ˈfrʌn tɪərz-/
noun, plural frontiersmen.
a person, especially a man, who lives on the frontier, especially in sparsely settled regions.
Origin of frontiersman
1775-85, Americanism; frontiers + -man Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But so potent was the mythical figure that travelers encountering the slight, soft-spoken frontiersman came away disappointed.
  • He had the frontiersman's contempt for the ordinary gestures of idealism.
  • The vastness of the region has always given its people an independent, frontiersman spirit.
  • Your stepfather fancies himself a kind of socialist frontiersman, and he doesn't have a normal job.
  • The image is of the full-length figure of a frontiersman with gun, the fort and a mountain peak in the background.
British Dictionary definitions for frontiersman


/ˈfrʌntɪəzmən; frʌnˈtɪəz-/
noun (pl) -men
(formerly) a man living on a frontier, esp in a newly pioneered territory of the US
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