Definition of boundary rider in English:

boundary rider


Australian, NZ
  • 1A person employed to maintain the outer fences of a cattle or sheep station.

    • ‘He started his working life as a boundary rider before getting involved in farming and grazing.’
    • ‘Charles came to Australia in 1869 and eventually found employment as a boundary rider at Mount Gipps Station near Silverton.’
    • ‘He broke up a soap box, put his leg in splints, and drove his team to the nearest boundary rider's hut, from where he was taken to Port Augusta.’
    • ‘He pegged the first mineral lease at Broken Hill, NSW, while working as a boundary rider in September 1883.’
    • ‘The reason for the speedy growth was mining - a boundary rider was checking the fences and found silver, zinc and lead.’
    • ‘Jobs such as fencers, boundary riders, bookkeeper, well sinkers, blacksmith, saddler, cook, teamster, dogger, shearer or cameleer were in great and constant demand.’
    • ‘Help, miraculously, appeared in the form of two boundary riders from the nearest dwelling, the Glenample Homestead.’
    • ‘As every history book tells us this great mineral lode was discovered - on a ridge described as ‘a broken hill’ - in 1883 by Charles Rasp, boundary rider and amateur geologist.’
    • ‘In 1900, Ah Hang, a part Aboriginal-Chinese boundary rider died of thirst at Cordillo.’
    1. 1.1Australian Rules Football A roving reporter at a football game, especially one who is based on the playing field boundary and has specialist knowledge of the game.
      ‘Channel 7's boundary rider interviewed him up close and personal’
      • ‘The sports physiologist and TV medical "boundary rider" said some junior footballers were playing too much footy in an attempt to attract the attention of recruiters.’
      • ‘But if there was an award for most words in 10 seconds, it surely went to the Irish "Dipper" post match boundary rider as he questioned players immediately after Ireland won the second of the International Rules Tests overnight at Croke Park.’
      • ‘Injuries are such an important factor in the modern game that the idea of having an actual doctor as a boundary rider/reporter is good in theory.’
      • ‘They definitely don't cross to the boundary rider every few minutes to ask 'is it as loud down there as it seems?'’
      • ‘Channel Seven's boundary rider has been banned from Sydney's changerooms after his assistant coaching role with Fremantle was announced.’
      • ‘The station broadcast two games of AFL football each week and he started as the boundary rider and producer.’
      • ‘Incensed with Seven's coverage of the Blues' loss to Sydney, he took his criticisms to boundary rider Cameron Ling at the half-time break.’
      • ‘The 'action cam' is used to perform roving boundary rider camcorder duties.’
      • ‘After footy he became a TV and later radio sport reporter and was Channel Seven's boundary rider at AFL games in Perth.’
      • ‘The AFL saw its first female 'boundary rider' debut in 2007.’