ranch·​er | \ ˈran-chər \

Definition of rancher 

: one who owns or works on a ranch

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And this is no longer getting a sandwich and some water from a rancher and going your way. Bruce Selcraig, San Antonio Express-News, "In Trump country, support for president unwavering," 27 June 2018 The Hammonds are father-and-son cattle ranchers who were convicted of starting fires in 2001 and 2006 that damaged federal lands. George Petras, USA TODAY, "President Trump’s pardons and commutations," 10 July 2018 In Texas in the early 1910s, an entrepreneurial rancher decided to turn the spectacle of hundreds of turkeys walking down the street into an actual parade. Cheryl Wischhover, Vox, "Thanksgiving is now the most popular race day in America.," 20 Nov. 2018 Washington State has a program to reimburse ranchers for wolf depredations. New York Times, "Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf Scientist?," 5 July 2018 Faced with litte rain this spring and withered hay fields, more ranchers than usual have been selling their herds at Seguin Cattle Co. Austin Horn, San Antonio Express-News, "Rain to come after long dry spell, but will it be enough to stop a drought?," 14 June 2018 During his internship, his eyes were opened to all the federal regulations that affected farmers and ranchers. Lynn Brezosky, San Antonio Express-News, "D.C. ag interns on the front lines of national farm policy," 10 June 2018 North Dakota farmers and ranchers know this new round of tariff threats would deal a devastating blow to our state's ag economy and to their livelihood. Eric Bradner, CNN, "Trump's trade moves create midterm headache for Republicans," 4 June 2018 After the Mexican-American War ended in 1848 with the U.S. seizure of land previously seized from indigenous peoples by Spanish conquistadors and settlers, the area that now is Long Beach was sold to an American family of ranchers. WSJ, "Cal State Long Beach Has Only Begun Virtue," 30 Sep. 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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