from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See cowboy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A cowhand (one who tends free-range cattle)
- n. A device used in 19th century, some of which were patented or farm made and used around the neck of cows and other livestock to prevent them from challenging fencing. The action of the device was to poke the cow when the device came in contact with the fence.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback; -- an informal name for cowboy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback
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