Definition of frontiersman in English:



  • A man living in the region of a frontier, especially that between settled and unsettled country.

    • ‘Another carving from the 1850s is thought to have been the work of Kit Carson, the famous frontiersman.’
    • ‘Did veteran Canadian frontiersmen know the words and gestures that led to successful surrender to Iroquois warriors?’
    • ‘Dressed once again as a frontiersman, he rode his horse to a site near Fort Jackson, which was under construction on the site of the old Fort Toulouse.’
    • ‘The family narrative of revolutionary heroes and frontiersmen is undermined by the eventual disclosure of the family secret: their ancestral lands were purloined from the original, aboriginal owners.’
    • ‘The legendary frontiersman is seldom sober, and by the time of the siege he is too sick and delirious with typhoid to hold his eponymous knife.’
    • ‘The legendary frontiersman is wandering through the prairies of Wyoming.’
    • ‘Both countries, after all, have a tradition of the frontiersman.’
    • ‘The idea of the frontier and 'the noble frontiersman' retain a strong, if largely subliminal, purchase on the imagination of a nation now overwhelmingly urban and increasingly cosmopolitan.’
    • ‘Whereas the frontiersman, cowboy, and soldier protect the values of a culture, the mobster exploits freedom.’
    • ‘It's hard to square our usual image of Stevens as a doggedly conscientious master of surety and fidelity with this carefree frontiersman.’
    settler, colonizer, colonial, frontiersman, frontierswoman, pioneer
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