cow·​hand | \ ˈkau̇-ˌhand How to pronounce cowhand (audio) \

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Synonyms for cowhand


buckaroo (also buckeroo), cowboy, cowman, cowpoke, cowpuncher, waddy (or waddie) [West], wrangler

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Examples of cowhand in a Sentence

we need to hire a new cowhand to help out

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Cooper Grodin excels as Ali Hakim, a peddler in checked jacket and pants who is desperately trying to escape Annie’s clutches, and Sean Bell is also an asset as cowhand Will Parker, intent on marrying Annie but dismayed by her wayward ways. Don Aucoin,, "You’re doing fine, ‘Oklahoma!’," 14 June 2019 In Texas, many black men became skilled cowhands when white ranchers left their land and cattle behind to fight in the Civil War. Nadra Nittle, Vox, "Lil Nas X isn’t an anomaly — black people have always been a part of country music," 5 June 2019 Find an old cowhand with an old guitar To yodel me joyfully on my way. Carson Vaughan, New York Times, "Elizabeth Ebert, ‘Grand Dame of Cowboy Poetry,’ Dies at 93," 1 Apr. 2018 His mission, therefore, was to lead the doubters and internet-oppressors gently into the new territory, disarming them with his cowboy hat and beard and with language which a poet or a cowhand could understand. The Economist, "On the cyber-frontierObituary: John Perry Barlow died on February 7th," 22 Feb. 2018 Like Mexican machaca, pipikaula is dried beef, introduced years ago by Mexican cowhands who were brought in to manage Oahu’s cattle. David Hammond,, "To find Honolulu's most interesting eats, hit the streets," 31 Jan. 2018 But with a combination of a lack of effective containment— barbed wire was not yet invented—and too few cowhands, the cattle population ran wild. Katie Nodjimbadem, Smithsonian, "The Lesser-Known History of African-American Cowboys," 13 Feb. 2017 During her yearlong journey, Grace works as a cowhand, domestic servant, con-artist and thief. Jon Michaud, The Seattle Times, "New novel ‘Grace’ tells of survival during the Irish potato famine," 16 Aug. 2017 In one scene, the cowhands argue about whether donkey milk is fit to drink. Stephen Holden, New York Times, "Neon Bull," 7 Apr. 2016

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1852, in the meaning defined above

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cow·​hand | \ ˈkau̇-ˌhand How to pronounce cowhand (audio) \

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: a person who works on a cattle ranch

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