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1A town or city in a cattle-raising area of western North America.
- ‘An atmosphere of an old American cow town is being presented with cowboys in western gear walking around town.’
- ‘Wyatt had been a peace officer in two of the West's roughest cow towns.’
- ‘If only it could talk, it looks as if it could tell tales of cattle drives, cow towns, campfires, shootouts - and gullible gunwriters.’
- ‘Livingston is attached to its past as an old cow town where you could walk down the street and greet your neighbors.’
- ‘Asheville in fact became a leading cow town long before that distinction befell Dodge City or Abilene.’
- 1.1A small, isolated, or unsophisticated town.
- ‘At 18, she plunked down the money she'd been saving for years to buy a train ticket to Manhattan and leave her cow town behind.’
- ‘How else do you think she went from some cow town in Canada to being a stage star?’
- ‘Not too shabby for a bunch of Texans working part-time in a cow town.’
- ‘‘I got off a tour bus when Denver was a sleepy cow town,’ he recalls.’
- ‘I've traveled by modem vehicle from south Texas to the Kansas cow town of Dodge City.’
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