mush·​er ˈmə-shər How to pronounce musher (audio)
plural mushers
: one who drives a dogsled over snow
The Iditarod race started in 1925 after 20 mushers transported medicine to Nome, Alaska.Libby Stanford

Examples of musher in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s also dog sledding with Jessie Royer, a musher who has raced in 20 of the past 23 Iditarods, the famously grueling 1,000-mile race across Alaska. Samantha Falewée, Travel + Leisure, 16 Mar. 2024 Seavey was the first musher to reach the Cripple checkpoint, which is the halfway point of the race, officials said Wednesday night. CBS News, 7 Mar. 2024 The 1,000-mile race which occurs across Alaska is expected to end next week after the first musher crosses the finish line in Nome. Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 6 Mar. 2024 The Iditarod sees teams of dogs and mushers travel a grueling 1,000-mile course across the Alaskan wilderness. Leah Sarnoff, ABC News, 15 Mar. 2024 Veteran musher Dallas Seavey was the first to cross the Iditarod finish line in Nome, Alaska, on Tuesday at 5:16 p.m., coming from behind and beating out runner-up Matt Hall to win the 52nd running of the annual 975-mile race. Katie Hill, Outdoor Life, 14 Mar. 2024 In 2012, Seavey became the youngest musher to win the race at age 25, the race said in its press release. Natasha Dye, Peoplemag, 13 Mar. 2024 The race started March 2 for 38 mushers with a ceremonial run in Anchorage. CBS News, 12 Mar. 2024 The race, which takes about 10 days, started with 38 mushers at the ceremonial start in Anchorage. Mark Thiessen, Fortune, 12 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of musher was in 1899

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“Musher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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