sod·​bust·​er | \ ˈsäd-ˌbə-stər How to pronounce sodbuster (audio) \

Definition of sodbuster

: a person or a thing (such as a farmer or a plow) that breaks the sod

Examples of sodbuster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wichita, Kansas. Sodbusters, buffaloes, cowboys on long dusty cattle drives, Wyatt Earp’s jail. David Salle, New York Times, "Going Home With the Artist David Salle," 14 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of sodbuster

circa 1918, in the meaning defined above

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“Sodbuster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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