herdsman

noun herds·man \ ˈhərdz-mən \
|Updated on: 11 Jul 2018

Definition of herdsman

1 : a manager, breeder, or tender of livestock
2 capitalized : boötes

Examples of herdsman in a Sentence

  1. a lone herdsman stood with his sheep and his dog on the hillside

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First Known Use of herdsman

1567

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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HERDSMAN Defined for English Language Learners

herdsman

Definition of herdsman for English Language Learners

  • : a person (especially a man) who watches over a herd of cows, sheep, etc.


HERDSMAN Defined for Kids

herdsman

noun herds·man \ ˈhərdz-mən \

Definition of herdsman for Students

plural herdsmen \-mən\
: a person who owns or watches over a flock or herd


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