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

Definition of rancher

: one who owns or works on a ranch

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The silent black-and-white film was shot by Frederick Hill, a Nevada rancher, who was attending the event with his wife and two children. James Rogers, Fox News, "Newly-discovered footage offers rare glimpse of FDR walking at the White House," 28 June 2018 The Bunkerville rancher refused for decades to pay government grazing fees for his cows on federal land in what is now Gold Butte National Monument, about 80 miles (129 kilometers) northeast of Las Vegas. Washington Post, "Judge rejects government bid to reopen activist rancher case," 6 July 2018 Learning about the Yakima Valley from the ranchers guiding the winery by horseback tours is definitely worthy of accolades. Jenna Scatena, Condé Nast Traveler, "Three Best Day Trips from Seattle," 17 May 2018 President Trump has intervened in one of the most sensitive political battles in the American West, pardoning two Oregon ranchers whose imprisonment inflamed a protest movement against the government’s management of federal land. Matt Pearce, latimes.com, "With two pardons, Trump wins goodwill in the ranching world," 11 July 2018 President Trump has pardoned the two ranchers who, upon being sentenced for intentionally and maliciously setting fires on public lands, sparked an armed occupation of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in 2016. Aubrey Nagle, Philly.com, "ICE protester sues Philly police, young Pa. farmers shake up industry | Morning Newsletter," 11 July 2018 The White House announced Tuesday that President Trump has pardoned Dwight Hammond Jr. and his son Steven Hammond, the two Oregon cattle ranchers in prison for starting two fires in 2001 and 2006 that damaged federal lands. George Petras, USA TODAY, "President Trump’s pardons and commutations," 10 July 2018 President Donald Trump is pardoning two cattle ranchers convicted of arson in a case that case sparked the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon. CBS News, "Trump pardons Hammond ranchers in case that inspired 2016 Oregon militia occupation," 10 July 2018 That opened the door to the deal between Montana ranchers and Chinese e-commerce leader JD.com, Wacker said. Mathew Brown And Matt Volz, The Christian Science Monitor, "Trump trade policies cause deep ripples in agriculture country," 30 Apr. 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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