cowhand

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cowhand ‎(plural cowhands)

  1. One who tends free-range cattle, especially in the American West.
    • 1886 April, Roosevelt, Theodore, “Ranch Life and Game Shooting in the West”, in Outing, volume 8, number 1, page 3:
      Though a first rate cow hand he very shortly proved himself to be wholly incapable of acting as head.
    • 1936, Mercer, Johnny (music), “I'm an Old Cowhand (from the Rio Grande)”, in (Please provide the album title)[1]:
      I'm an old cowhand from the Rio Grande / but my legs ain't bowed and my cheeks ain't tan []

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