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[stok-muh n or for 3, -man] /ˈstɒk mən or for 3, -ˌmæn/
noun, plural stockmen
[stok-muh n or for 3,-men] /ˈstɒk mən or for 3,-ˌmɛn/ (Show IPA)
U.S. and Australia. a person who raises livestock.
a person employed on a stock farm.
a person in charge of a stock of goods, as in a warehouse.
Origin of stockman
1800-10; stock + man1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The sunburned hacendados had the bodies of people who live outdoors, for even the asthmatic Count had been a stockman.

    When the Owl Cries Paul Bartlett
  • He was a prophetic figure in the most picturesque and sterile land of the stockman.

    Cavanagh: Forest Ranger Hamlin Garland
  • In these things the Duke was hopelessly unregenerate; he was a stockman still at heart, and a stockman he threatened to remain.

    My Lord Duke E. W. Hornung
  • Mr. Mullin's position in the stockman band is that of euphonium soloist.

    The Merry-Go-Round Carl Van Vechten
  • The crowd votes that Doctor stockman may not speak about the baths, the real point at issue.

    The Behavior of Crowds Everett Dean Martin
British Dictionary definitions for stockman


/ˈstɒkmən; -ˌmæn/
noun (pl) -men
  1. a man engaged in the rearing or care of farm livestock, esp cattle
  2. an owner of cattle or other livestock
(US & Canadian) a man employed in a warehouse or stockroom
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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