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wagon master

noun
2.
Also, wagonmaster. a person hired or chosen to lead and guide a caravan of recreational vehicles, as campers, on a trip.
3.
Facetious. any leader, chief, commander, or the like:
the wagon master of the bill now before Congress.
Origin of wagon master
1635-1645
1635-45
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  • However, the wagon master had some of the Utah teamsters hitch up his team for him.

  • It was the wagon master, and his calmness was that of exhaustion.

  • George Merrick, the wagon master, furnished Ephraim a horse and hired him to ride behind and drive the loose cattle.

  • The dashing downpour did not check the wagon master's flow of profanity.

  • A cousin of mine's a wagon master and he ain't going ter give up easy.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • The wagon master had in the meanwhile laid in a fresh supply of epithets and had a fresh batch to swear at.

  • A train consisted of twenty-five wagons, all in charge of one man, who was known as the wagon master.

    The Adventures of Buffalo Bill Col. William F. Cody
  • Shorty noted the place and took the first opportunity to crowd the wagon master into it.

  • Braddock soon appointed a wagon master General, and under him wagon masters, horse masters, and drovers.

  • There were only three horses in the outfit, used by the wagon master, his assistant, and the night herder.

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