from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A resort patterned after a Western ranch, featuring camping, horseback riding, and other outdoor activities.

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  • noun US A ranch in which tourists may experience a romanticized version of the Wild West; features include camping, horseback riding and other outdoor pursuits.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a holiday resort offering ranch activities (riding and camping)


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