Definition of herdsman
1 : a manager, breeder, or tender of livestock
2 capitalized : boötes
Examples of herdsman in a Sentence
a lone herdsman stood with his sheep and his dog on the hillside
Recent Examples of herdsman from the Web
Young men -- traditionally herdsmen -- wear full makeup, jewelry and their finest clothes and stand in line to await inspection by female onlookers.
Behind them marched captured herdsmen, driving their cows and rams.
The comet is currently shining at magnitude 7.5, making it an easy target to see with binoculars, and it is well placed for mid-northern latitude sky-watchers, who will see the bright fuzzy blob glide through the constellation Boötes, the herdsman.
Passengers will be ferried free of charge by bus on a roughly three-hour trip to Abuja along a road famous for kidnappings and banditry in a region where nomadic herdsmen and farmers engage in frequent deadly clashes.
This triangle is a great way to quickly track down three constellations: Spica in Virgo; Regulus in Leo, the lion; and Arcturus in Boötes, the herdsman.
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First Known Use of herdsman
HERDSMAN Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of herdsman for Students
: a person who owns or watches over a flock or herd
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