cat·​tle·​man | \ ˈka-tᵊl-mən How to pronounce cattleman (audio) , -ˌman \

Definition of cattleman

: one who tends or raises cattle

Examples of cattleman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lawrence Silas, a prosperous Black cattleman from the area who built a large family fortune, is mentioned among other names on the cornerstone of the building. Cassie Armstrong,, "Explore Central Florida’s Black history," 19 Feb. 2021 Captivated, Roosevelt threw himself into the life of a Dakota cattleman. National Geographic, "Revisiting the tangled legacy of Theodore Roosevelt National Park," 27 Aug. 2020 Their start was at Bakers Crossing, a site on Texas 163 named for a pioneering cattleman. John Maccormack,, "Wind farms threaten unspoiled West Texas river and Air Force pilot training routes," 19 June 2020 Warrensburg cattleman Kenny Smarr said Missouri needs the concentrated nature that Valley Oaks proposes. Rick Montgomery, kansascity, "Here's the beef: Missouri cattle feedlot wants to grow; Powell Gardens fears the stink | The Kansas City Star," 27 May 2018 Over the decades, 73-year-old cattleman João Bueno cut into the forest in Pará state to build a network of ranches totaling 45,000 acres, with 28,000 head of cattle. Juan Forero, WSJ, "Squatters Cut Down the Rainforest. Brazil Wants to Give Them the Land.," 31 Jan. 2020 The stocky cattleman denied goading wolves to attack. Los Angeles Times, oregonlive, "26 dead wolves, 1 ranch in the spotlight," 21 Dec. 2019 Located at 3300 East NASA Parkway, the 1929 West mansion once sat over 30,000 acres of land, and originally served as the home for cattleman and oilman James Marion West, Sr. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "Historic 1929 Clear Lake mansion owned by Hakeem Olajuwon is being demolished. See it in its prime," 22 Nov. 2019 Small farmers and cattlemen are glad some politicians are listening., "But not all beneficiaries of the taxpayer-funded program are American farmers or patriots. JBS, a Brazilian company that is the largest meat producer in the world, has received $78 million in government pork contracts funded with the bailout funds — more than any other US pork producer.," 6 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of cattleman

1864, in the meaning defined above

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25 Feb 2021

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“Cattleman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of cattleman

chiefly US : a person who raises or takes care of cattle

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