Definition of cow camp in English:

cow camp

noun

North american
  • A seasonal camp apart from the main buildings of a ranch, used during a cattle round-up.

    • ‘Scattered farms, mining towns and cow camps also depended on the service of Moab's new physician.’
    • ‘Soldiers relocated to the new western forts needed beef and soon cow camps began to spring up near the Fort Worth to Fort Belknap Road.’
    • ‘The cowboy crew is very experienced and is stationed at cow camps within the ranch.’
    • ‘A lot of these girls ended up in cow camps and mining towns around the West.’
    • ‘One of his cow camps was about thirty miles to the east at a place called Poker Flats.’
    • ‘Other options are available, such as weekender packages, cow camps, and ‘city slicker’ cattle drives.’
    • ‘Roughly a dozen cow camps were located on the west end of Grand Mesa, each one critical to summer livestock operations.’
    • ‘Even today, a visit to the cow camps will show that Native cowboys are still a vital part of the ranching community.’
    • ‘As ‘living historians,’ they recreate the authentic music of the cow camps of Colorado.’
    • ‘Participation in the advanced cow camps requires good riding skills since the days can be long.’
    • ‘Florida's cowboy heritage comes alive with living history demonstrations of the early Florida ‘cow hunters’ in an 1876-era cow camp.’
    • ‘The era of the wagon came to an end in the 1970's, and individual cow camps were built in each pasture system.’
    • ‘They lived in a man's world most the time, staying in cow camps for months at a time.’
    • ‘In the cow camps the young girls and boys have the responsibility to put cow dung in heaps in the sun.’
    • ‘He was beaten and battered by life in cow camps, but he loved that life and the horses.’
    • ‘Some outfits got by on corn bread, tortillas or even hard-tack, but the staple of most cow camps was the sourdough biscuit.’
    • ‘We now have the opportunity to offer you two to five day horseback adventures that take you into the actual working cow camps.’
    • ‘In many cases, they became songs and stories became as prevalent in the cow camps of the old west as Chaps and Spurs.’