fron·​tiers·​man | \ ˌfrən-ˈtirz-mən How to pronounce frontiersman (audio) , frän- \

Definition of frontiersman

: a person who lives or works on a frontier

Examples of frontiersman in a Sentence

the frontiersmen were willing to brave harsh living conditions in order to achieve a better life
Recent Examples on the Web Based on real-life frontiersman Hugh Glass, there's a reason Leonardo won his first Oscar with this role. Annie O’sullivan, Good Housekeeping, 29 June 2022 He was nominated for best actor for all of them, winning for his turn as a frontiersman that survives a bear mauling in the 2015 feature. Clayton Davis, Variety, 30 Dec. 2021 His performance as frontiersman Hugh Glass in The Revenant also earned him his 2016 Oscar for Best Actor. Vanessa Etienne,, 9 Nov. 2021 It was originally named after real-life frontiersman David or Davy Crockett, who became known in popular culture as the king of the wild frontier. Naomi Kaskela, Dallas News, 18 Aug. 2021 The sheriff’s uniform shirt is a frontiersman-khaki color. Los Angeles Times, 3 Aug. 2021 Boone, named for frontiersman Daniel Boone, is the region’s largest town, anchored by Appalachian State University, where my brother attended college. Washington Post, 16 July 2021 John Filson, one of the founders of Cincinnati who died before it was settled in 1788, wrote the first biography of what frontiersman? Jeff Suess, The Enquirer, 2 May 2021 Idaho was named, in the eighteen-sixties, by a frontiersman huckster who claimed to speak Shoshone. Joshua Jelly-schapiro, The New Yorker, 13 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of frontiersman

1814, in the meaning defined above

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10 Jul 2022

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“Frontiersman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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fron·​tiers·​man | \ ˌfrən-ˈtirz-mən How to pronounce frontiersman (audio) \
plural frontiersmen\ -​mən \

Kids Definition of frontiersman

: a person living on the frontier

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