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mule skinner

noun, Informal.
a muleteer.
Origin of mule skinner
1865-70, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • "This schoolmarm lady has fainted," announced the mule-skinner.

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
  • He fell suddenly into the violent, pungent speech of the mule-skinner.

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
  • His father was a mule-skinner—it's in the blood—can't help it possibly.

    Fore! Charles Emmett Van Loan
  • Mr. Hennage's baleful eyes scouted the mule-skinner's person for evidence of hardware.

    The Long Chance Peter B. Kyne
  • He would stand up an yell, crack his mule-skinner, and send the ponies along on a dead run.

    Friar Tuck Robert Alexander Wason
  • One was a jolly Irish mule-skinner with a picturesque vocabulary and an inimitable brogue.

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
British Dictionary definitions for mule-skinner

mule skinner

(US & Canadian) an informal term for muleteer
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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