sheepherder

noun
sheep·herd·er | \ˈshēp-ˌhər-dər \

Definition of sheepherder 

: a worker in charge of sheep especially on open range

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Her father, a Basque sheepherder, had settled in the area in 1947 along with many of his countrymen. Elizabeth Zach, sacbee, "A reflection of what Reno is now | The Sacramento Bee," 24 Mar. 2018 Her father, a Basque sheepherder, had settled in the area in 1947 along with many of his countrymen. Elizabeth Zach, sacbee, "A reflection of what Reno is now | The Sacramento Bee," 24 Mar. 2018 Her father, a Basque sheepherder, had settled in the area in 1947 along with many of his countrymen. Elizabeth Zach, sacbee, "A reflection of what Reno is now | The Sacramento Bee," 24 Mar. 2018 Her father, a Basque sheepherder, had settled in the area in 1947 along with many of his countrymen. Elizabeth Zach, sacbee, "A reflection of what Reno is now | The Sacramento Bee," 24 Mar. 2018 Her father, a Basque sheepherder, had settled in the area in 1947 along with many of his countrymen. Elizabeth Zach, sacbee, "A reflection of what Reno is now | The Sacramento Bee," 24 Mar. 2018 At first, this appears to be an understandable artistic choice: Ennis and Jack, who meet as summer sheepherders on Brokeback Mountain, are rough, uneducated boys, unused to expressing their deepest feelings. Heidi Waleson, WSJ, "‘Brokeback Mountain’ Review: Star-Crossed Singing Cowboys," 4 June 2018 Her father, a Basque sheepherder, had settled in the area in 1947 along with many of his countrymen. Elizabeth Zach, sacbee, "A reflection of what Reno is now | The Sacramento Bee," 24 Mar. 2018 Her father, a Basque sheepherder, had settled in the area in 1947 along with many of his countrymen. Elizabeth Zach, idahostatesman, "For a nearby get-away, take a gamble on revitalized Reno | Idaho Statesman," 23 Mar. 2018

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1871, in the meaning defined above

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sheepherder

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sheepherder

: a person who controls a flock of sheep : a person who herds sheep

sheepherder

noun
sheep·herd·er | \ˈshēp-ˌhər-dər \

Kids Definition of sheepherder

: a person in charge of a flock of sheep

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