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frontiersman

[fruhn-teerz-muh n, fron- or, esp. British, fruhn-teerz-] /frʌnˈtɪərz mən, frɒn- or, esp. British, ˈfrʌn tɪərz-/
noun, plural frontiersmen.
1.
a person, especially a man, who lives on the frontier, especially in sparsely settled regions.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85, Americanism; frontiers + -man
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  • Second deference faded away as frontiersmen treated each other as equals.
British Dictionary definitions for frontiersmen

frontiersman

/ˈfrʌntɪəzmən; frʌnˈtɪəz-/
noun (pl) -men
1.
(formerly) a man living on a frontier, esp in a newly pioneered territory of the US
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