Definition of wrangler
1 : a bickering disputant
2 [short for horse-wrangler, probably partial translation of Mexican Spanish caballerango groom] : a ranch hand who takes care of the saddle horses; broadly : cowboy
Examples of wrangler in a Sentence
a rough-hewn wrangler who never says much
known as a petty, unrelenting wrangler who likes argument for the sake of argument
Recent Examples of wrangler from the Web
But come July, Southcentral fish wranglers focus on dipnet fisheries on the Kenai and Kasilof rivers and Fish Creek outside of Wasilla.
The summit is meant to draw lines around common ground and interests, and with the U.S. trying to step out on some of the most important issues, Merkel played the role of the patient wrangler.
How was it that dozens of Jeep Wranglers were being brazenly stolen in the dead of night, with no broken glass to be found?
McConnell is a savvy political wrangler and survivor (see Tory Newmeyer’s great 2014 profile of the fellow in Fortune).
Happy trails Ahead of each daily 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. ride, the wranglers check the chalkboard listing guests to horses — Bon Jovi, Bowie and Boone to Peaches and Pizza (naming a herd of horses takes creativity and the entire alphabet).
Benefit concert for Billy Hancock The local rockabilly musician is celebrated with performances by the Smokin’ Polecats, Cathy Ponton King, Gantt Kushner and Lunch with Bob, Ruthie and the Wranglers, Jumpin’ Jupiter and more.
Weir's heavy-duty Jafar makeup takes two people over an hour to apply and the blade-like goatee he sports has its own wrangler.
But iceberg wranglers off Antarctica would find a leaner herd.
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First Known Use of wrangler
WRANGLER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of wrangler for English Language Learners
: a person who takes care of horses on a ranch
WRANGLER Defined for Kids
Definition of wrangler for Students
1 : a person who quarrels
2 : a worker on a ranch who tends horses or cattle
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