sod·​bust·​er | \ˈsäd-ˌbə-stər \

Definition of sodbuster 

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

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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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