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[muhsh-er] /ˈmʌʃ ər/
noun, Alaska and Northern Canada.
a person who competes in cross-country races with dog team and sled.
Origin of musher
1895-1900; mush2 + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He came stealing across the snow,—a musher of the first degree.

    The Voice of the Pack Edison Marshall
  • Nobody'll care 'cept my musher, and she wouldn't either if she knew me.

    The Plastic Age Percy Marks
  • Water-proof footwear, therefore, becomes one of the "musher's" great concerns and difficulties.

  • That Indian musher across the creek's got 'em, doctoring of 'em up, Charley says.

    Jan A. J. Dawson
  • The team was like the “musher,” lean and wild-eyed, after their four hundred miles of merciless driving.

    Colorado Jim George Goodchild
  • When the snow lay deep he bought the best string of dogs he could find, hired an Indian musher, and again disappeared.

    Snowdrift James B. Hendryx
  • It is in such weather particularly that the thermos flasks prove such a boon to the musher.

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