frontiersman

[fruhn-teerz-muhn, fron- or, esp. British, fruhn-teerz-]
noun, plural frontiersmen.
a person, especially a man, who lives on the frontier, especially in sparsely settled regions.

Origin:
1775–85, Americanism; frontiers + -man

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

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Example sentences
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.
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