Definition of sheepherder
: a worker in charge of sheep especially on open range
Recent Examples of sheepherder from the Web
The writer of the original letter was a sheepherder.
In the Santa Maria Valley alone, the number of such workers catapulted from six sheepherders in 2012 to more than 2,000 laborers last year.
In the Santa Maria Valley alone, the number of agricultural guest workers catapulted from six sheepherders in 2012 to more than 2,000 laborers last year.
In a 2000 report by Central California Legal Services, ninety percent of sheepherders reported that they weren’t given a day off over the entire year.
Between individual sheepherders there are sometimes 40 or 50 miles.
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First Known Use of sheepherder
SHEEPHERDER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sheepherder for English Language Learners
: a person who controls a flock of sheep : a person who herds sheep
SHEEPHERDER Defined for Kids
Definition of sheepherder for Students
: a person in charge of a flock of sheep
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