frontiersman

/frun tearz"meuhn, fron-/ or, esp. Brit., /frun"tearz-/, n., pl. frontiersmen.
a person, esp. a man, who lives on the frontier, esp. in sparsely settled regions.
[1775-85, Amer.; FRONTIERS + -MAN]

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  • Frontiersman — Fron tiers*man, n.; pl. {Frontiersmen}. A man living on the frontier …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • frontiersman — index pioneer Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • frontiersman — (or frontierswoman) ► NOUN ▪ a man (or woman) living in the region of a frontier …   English terms dictionary

  • frontiersman — ☆ frontiersman [frunttirz′mən ] n. pl. frontiersmen [frunt tirz′mən] a man who lives in a frontier region …   English World dictionary

  • frontiersman — UK [frʌnˈtɪə(r)zmən] / US [frʌnˈtɪrzmən] noun [countable] Word forms frontiersman : singular frontiersman plural frontiersmen UK [frʌnˈtɪə(r)zmən] / US [frʌnˈtɪrzmən] a man who lived on the western frontier of the US in the past …   English dictionary

  • frontiersman — noun Date: 1814 a person who lives or works on a frontier …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • frontiersman — noun A person who lives in a wild and undeveloped area beyond the reach of civilization …   Wiktionary

  • frontiersman — Synonyms and related words: ancestor, announcer, antecedent, avant garde, backwoodsman, bellwether, briar hopper, brush ape, buccinator, bushman, bushwhacker, clam digger, cracker, desert rat, explorer, forebear, foregoer, forerunner, forester,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • frontiersman — fron|tiers|man [ˈfrʌntıəzmən US frʌnˈtırz ] n plural frontiersmen [ mən] a man who lived on the American frontier, especially in the 19th century …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • frontiersman — fron|tiers|man [ frʌn tırzmən ] (plural fron|tiers|men [ frʌn tırzmən ] ) noun count a man who lived on the western frontier of the U.S. in the past …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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