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[rang-gler] /ˈræŋ glər/
a cowboy, especially one in charge of saddle horses.
a person who wrangles or disputes.
(at Cambridge University, England) a person placed in the first class in the mathematics tripos.
1505-15; wrangle + -er1; (def 1) orig. horse-wrangler, probably partial translation of Mexican Spanish caballerango groom, stable boy, with -erango suggesting wrangler Unabridged
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  • It was our first exposure to the use of wranglers, too, kids that find you your car after these events.
  • Many were spotted red from shotgun blasts fired by wranglers in planes.
  • wranglers have traditionally been known as cramped inside.
  • wranglers tell stories of working with the hundreds of horses on the set.
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  • Five wild horses were caught by rope today by wranglers on horseback.
  • If startled, the bison may begin running and can elude or injure their prospective wranglers with ease.
  • To keep it real, they didn't want anyone to hire wranglers to care for guests or to build a lodge to house them.
British Dictionary definitions for wranglers


one who wrangles
(Western US & Canadian) a herder; cowboy
a person who handles or controls animals involved in the making of a film or television programme: a snake wrangler
(Brit) (at Cambridge University) a candidate who has obtained first-class honours in Part II of the mathematics tripos. The wrangler with the highest marks is called the senior wrangler
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Word Origin and History for wranglers



"person in charge of horses or cattle, herder," 1888, agent noun from wrangle (v.); as a proprietary name for a brand of jeans, copyrighted 1947, claiming use from 1929.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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