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[ruh-moo-duh; Spanish re-moo-th ah] /rəˈmu də; Spanish rɛˈmu ðɑ/
noun, plural remudas
[ruh-moo-duh z; Spanish re-moo-th ahs] /rəˈmu dəz; Spanish rɛˈmu ðɑs/ (Show IPA).
Chiefly Southwestern U.S.
a group of saddle horses from which ranch hands choose mounts for the day.
Origin of remuda
1835-45, Americanism; < American Spanish: a change (of horses), Spanish: exchange, derivative of remudar to change, replace, equivalent to re- re- + mudar to change (< Latin mūtāre) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The remuda for the trail outfit was chosen by Harshaw himself.

    The Fighting Edge William MacLeod Raine
  • Put them into the pens for the night, and hold the remuda out on the flats.

    Bat Wing Bowles Dane Coolidge
  • Consequently the nearby grass is fed down to the roots, and the remuda had to be held up on the high mesa.

    Bat Wing Bowles Dane Coolidge
  • Juan, have the remuda driven up253 and let every man saddle his horse.

    Steve Yeager William MacLeod Raine
  • So the men ate, selected new mounts from their "strings" in the remuda, and again started the big herd forward.

    The Trail Horde Charles Alden Seltzer
  • We took my remuda, the spades and axes, and started for the riffle.

    The Outlet Andy Adams
  • Bob's outfit will go home from Miles, and if he can't sell his remuda he'll bring it up here.

    The Outlet Andy Adams
  • An' they had three wagons, an' a remuda with about a hundred head in it!

    The Trail Horde Charles Alden Seltzer
  • In the absence of any wet weather to gall their backs, there was not a horse in our remuda unfit for the saddle.

    The Outlet Andy Adams
  • "If it's convenient, let's keep an eye on those boys the next few years," said the trail boss, catching sight of his remuda.

    Wells Brothers Andy Adams

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