rustler

noun
rus·​tler | \ ˈrə-s(ə-)lər How to pronounce rustler (audio) \
plural rustlers

Definition of rustler

: a person who steals livestock from a farm or ranch By the time Bijah had reached the age of twenty-three he was a known cattle rustler, and an outlaw with three killings behind him.— Louis L'Amour A gang of professional sheep rustlers has been stalking our county—and all the local farmers are worried that we're going to be hit next.— James Delingpole

First Known Use of rustler

1878, in the meaning defined above

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“Rustler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rustler. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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