stock·​man ˈstäk-mən How to pronounce stockman (audio)
: one occupied as an owner or worker in the raising of livestock (such as cattle or sheep)

Examples of stockman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the early 1990s, a stockman noticed cattle drinking at a place where no water should have been available. IEEE Spectrum, 30 Apr. 2023 The larger piece found its way to the Esperance Museum, but the smaller piece remained undiscovered until the curious stockman uncovered it. IEEE Spectrum, 30 Apr. 2023 In addition to being a pilot, Rhiley worked as a stockman, per The Guardian. Maria Pasquini, Peoplemag, 3 Apr. 2023 The hill where the breach happened was a landmark to locals and used to be a popular destination for hayrides, said Bill Pannbacker, a farmer and stockman. John Hanna, Fortune, 9 Dec. 2022 Set in Alice Springs, Australia, in 1929, the movie tracks the fate of Sam (a fine Hamilton Morris), an Aboriginal stockman forced to flee after killing a white farmer in self-defense. Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, 5 Apr. 2018 The Oregon Badlands are home to ancient Native American petroglyphs, which pop up on weathered rocks, as well as remnants of white settlement, like an old stockman’s shelter and a fenced-off cistern on the side of the trail., 15 Oct. 2017 If there’s any sort of trouble on public lands that affects ranchers in any minor way, that stockman calls his congressman, calls his county commissioner, calls his councilman. National Geographic, 12 Feb. 2016 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1806, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stockman was in 1806

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“Stockman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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