stock·​man | \ ˈstäk-mən How to pronounce stockman (audio) , -ˌman \

Definition of stockman

: one occupied as an owner or worker in the raising of livestock (such as cattle or sheep)

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Review: 1920s Australia Is No ‘Sweet Country’ for Aboriginal Australians," 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., "Oregon Badlands offer quiet beauty in the high desert," 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, "This Government Program's Job Is to Kill Wildlife," 12 Feb. 2016

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First Known Use of stockman

1806, in the meaning defined above

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“Stockman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of stockman

: a person who raises cattle, sheep, etc.

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