mountain man


Definition of mountain man

: an American frontiersman (such as a trapper) at home in the wilderness

Examples of mountain man in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Volunteers came within a mountain man’s whisker of making Alabama really break a sweat this season, and Tennessee put South Carolina out of its misery last week. Joseph Goodman, al, "What’s scarier than Auburn’s offense? A Rocky Top Horror Picture Show," 31 Oct. 2019 Heroine Gerda begins her odyssey with help from mountain man Kai to liberate their kingdom from eternal winter. Mary Carole Mccauley,, "Top Baltimore arts events for fall 2019," 29 Aug. 2019 Wolf’s other group is the Texas Free Trappers, which recreates the colorful era of the mountain men rendezvous of 1825-40. John Goodspeed,, "Black powder passion: Modern mountain man breathes life into history," 11 July 2019 Annual events include the Peg Leg Smith Liars Contest, named after mountain man and prospector Thomas L. Smith, where storytellers are invited spin tales about Smith or lost gold. Martina Schimitschek, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Borrego Springs: Low-key oasis with small-town vibe, set in the Anza-Borrego Desert," 27 June 2019 And for his crew Powell chose mountain men and Civil War veterans with virtually no experience on the water. Gerard Helferich, WSJ, "Book Review: The Perils of a Pathfinder," 19 July 2018 The mountain man’s already outsize legend only grew after his death, culminating in a TV show that ran in 1977-78. Gary Kamiya,, "The original Grizzly Adams kept his bears on a chain in SF," 7 July 2018 His beard was hugely overgrown, but Violet had sort of a thing for the mountain man look. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "A transgender girl rises up against alien invaders in Rich Larson’s novel Annex," 8 July 2018 Nathan Zellner appears as a mountain man; Robert Forster plays a disillusioned pastor; and musician Russell Mael from the band Sparks provides a bit of yodeling. Mark Olsen,, "Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska revel in 'Damsel's' new take on the Old West," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of mountain man

1839, in the meaning defined above

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