rangeland

noun
range·​land | \ ˈrānj-ˌland How to pronounce rangeland (audio) \

Definition of rangeland

: land used or suitable for range

Examples of rangeland in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Trump administration, while lifting restrictions on mining and other extractive industries, moved ahead with efforts to control the giant blazes that typically also destroy rangeland needed by cattle ranchers. oregonlive, "Feds release plan to reduce massive wildfires in US West," 28 Nov. 2020 The Trump administration, while lifting restrictions on mining and other extractive industries, moved ahead with efforts to control the giant blazes that typically also destroy rangeland needed by cattle ranchers. oregonlive, "Feds release plan to reduce massive wildfires in US West," 28 Nov. 2020 The Trump administration, while lifting restrictions on mining and other extractive industries, moved ahead with efforts to control the giant blazes that typically also destroy rangeland needed by cattle ranchers. oregonlive, "Feds release plan to reduce massive wildfires in US West," 28 Nov. 2020 The Trump administration, while lifting restrictions on mining and other extractive industries, moved ahead with efforts to control the giant blazes that typically also destroy rangeland needed by cattle ranchers. Keith Ridler, Star Tribune, "Plan released to reduce massive wildfires in US West," 27 Nov. 2020 The governor will also direct his administration to develop strategies to capture carbon from the atmosphere and store in the state’s natural and working lands such as forests, rangeland, farms, wetlands and coasts. Alexei Koseff, SFChronicle.com, "Newsom calls for California to conserve land, coasts to capture carbon and fight climate change," 7 Oct. 2020 Lightly shaded by junipers and cypress, the route curves through sunny rangeland just outside Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness in Coconino National Forest. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, "You'll avoid the crowds on this little-used yet scenic Sedona hike. Here's how to do it," 11 Sep. 2020 The federal Bureau of Land Management has approved construction of three new corrals to hold more than 8,000 wild horses captured on federal rangeland to accelerate horse roundups slowed by a lack of space in existing holding pens. Scott Sonner, Star Tribune, "3 large corrals approved for western US wild horse roundups," 21 Aug. 2020 Gillette, logistics capital of the Powder River Basin, is built on rangeland once prowled by cowboys and citizens of the Arapaho, Crow, and Sioux. Doug Struck, The Christian Science Monitor, "Power pivot: What happens in states where wind dethrones King Coal?," 21 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of rangeland

1931, in the meaning defined above

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“Rangeland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rangeland. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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rangeland

noun
How to pronounce rangeland (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of rangeland

US : open land that farm animals (such as cows and sheep) use for grazing and roaming

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