ranch·​er | \ ˈran-chər How to pronounce rancher (audio) \

Definition of rancher

: one who owns or works on a ranch

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Phillips, or Big Duke, as he’s called, is a third-generation rancher born in Venezuela, where his dad ran a ranch for Nelson Rockefeller. Candice Rainey, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Colorado Ranch Retreat That Gives You a Real Taste of Cowboy Life," 20 July 2018 Elk, mule deer and pronghorn can be seen on the property, and a local rancher is allowed to graze his cattle. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Giant Colorado Ranch With Private Saloon Seeks $36 Million," 6 Aug. 2018 At the Arizona facility, the first lady held a briefing with local officials and local ranchers and toured the site, per Kate. Washington Post, "The Health 202: These are the five senators to watch in the Supreme Court nomination fight," 29 June 2018 And once-suspicious local ranchers have shifted their views, persuaded in part by water tables that have risen by as much as a meter, helping improve water supplies and reduce irrigation costs. Ben Goldfarb, Science | AAAS, "Beaver dams without beavers? Artificial logjams are a popular but controversial restoration tool," 7 June 2018 Other local ranchers weren’t so interested in asking the Bundys about their views. Leah Sottile, Longreads, "Bundyville Chapter Three: A Clan Not to Cross," 17 May 2018 In the last year, Nash has pitched his idea before lawmakers and regulators, major oil and gas firms, and local ranchers. Heather Richards, The Christian Science Monitor, "Former rodeo clown proposes reusing industry wastewater in Wyoming," 2 Apr. 2018 The house passed on to the local cattle ranchers, who divided the property and sold it in 1936 to Ralph and Effia Heins. Russell Yip; Story By Tony Bravo, San Francisco Chronicle, "Sonoma Valley dreaming: pastoral spring fashion," 22 Mar. 2018 Local ranchers and farmers objected to the purchase, saying their traditional livelihoods were being disrupted. Pascale Bonnefoy, New York Times, "With 10 Million Acres in Patagonia, a National Park System Is Born," 19 Feb. 2018

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1836, in the meaning defined above

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: a person who lives or works on a ranch

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