from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that owns or manages a ranch.
- n. A rectangular house of one story; a ranch house.
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- n. A person who operates a ranch.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person engaged in ranching; one who carries on or works upon a ranch; a ranchman.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who owns or operates a ranch
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“The cold-blooded killing of an Arizona rancher is a sad and sobering reminder of the threats to public safety that exist in our border communities,” Giffords said.
I also agree with schwings, if a rancher is turning down hunters who want to put some pig in the freezer, they have no right to complain about how the hogs are tearing up their land.
The film revolves around Captain Lance Deakin who, after returning to civilian life as a Texas rancher, is attacked by members of his former Special Forces unit.
Bridwell's website notes that the library was named after Joseph S. Bridwell, a businessman and cattle rancher from the area of Wichita Falls, Texas.
I called rancher and told him R was home and water was off.
I called a rancher 13 miles thataway for help; he was about to put out some feed, but said he'd come with tools and help me get the water turned off wasn't sure I could do it by hand.
He was a crusty old rancher from the Hill Country west of here, and they'd given him a paralytic plus something to knock him out.
A Wyoming rancher is accusing agents of the federal Fish and Wildlife Service of "terrorism" for going onto his land to collar a tranquilized wolf.
She called the rancher with detailed directions to Toodles and suggested they come as soon as possible to make sure he had been reunited.
A cattle owner was a "stockman" in pre-Spanish times; later "rancher," based on the Spanish word ranchero, became more popular.