ranch·​man | \ ˈranch-mən How to pronounce ranchman (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Roosevelt observes that the cougars of his time are docile and timid, terrified of the rifle-bearing ranchman who had come to dominate their homelands. Declan Leary, National Review, "Theodore Roosevelt on the Range," 12 Sep. 2019 This once summer residence of the Marquis de Mores—an Old West frontier ranchman—and his family includes many of their original furnishings. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian, "The 15 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2019," 6 June 2019

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1854, in the meaning defined above

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“Ranchman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ranchman. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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