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wagon boss

a man in charge of a wagon train.
Also called wagon master.
Origin of wagon boss
1870-75, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Frosty is an independent sort and won't stand a word from anybody, and the wagon-boss is something of a bully.

    The Range Dwellers B. M. Bower
  • Every time I hand it to a wagon-boss, he gives me the devil!

  • Bud, this here's my wagon-boss, Park Holloway; one of 'em, that is.

    The Lure of the Dim Trails by (AKA B. M. Sinclair) B. M. Bower
  • Before he left, the old man told the wagon-boss to ferry the outfit an' horses over in the boat, but to swim the steers.

  • The round-up would be west of where I had left them, according to the foreman—or wagon-boss, as he is called.

    The Range Dwellers B. M. Bower
  • Henry Lee is gittin' old—he can't be his own wagon-boss forever, and he's lookin' round for a man.

    Bat Wing Bowles Dane Coolidge
  • With the gunny-sack under one arm the wagon-boss went the rounds, and when he had finished his trip the sack was full of guns.

    Bat Wing Bowles Dane Coolidge

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