Definition of frontiersman in English:



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

    • ‘In preparation for the attack the colonel had frontiersman Jim Beckwourth - a former slave - rousted from his Denver home and pressed into service (on pain of death) as an involuntary scout.’
    • ‘He argued that the typical Australian frontiersman was not a small, individualist farmer but a shearer or drover, and that his outlook was not individualist but collectivist.’
    • ‘Another carving from the 1850s is thought to have been the work of Kit Carson, the famous frontiersman.’
    • ‘Whereas the frontiersman, cowboy, and soldier protect the values of a culture, the mobster exploits freedom.’
    • ‘It was seen as the key to the defence of Texas, and among those willing to protect it were Jim Bowie - renowned knife fighter - and David Crockett, the famous English frontiersman.’
    • ‘Goldwater loved for the Eastern press to write about him as a sort of frontiersman, and generally it obliged.’
    • ‘This inexhaustible source of pure water was a marvel to Indian and frontiersman alike prior to the 19th century.’
    • ‘But so potent was the mythical figure that travelers encountering the slight, soft-spoken frontiersman came away disappointed.’
    • ‘Cherokee women and European traders or frontiersman sought each other to gain access to goods or territory and to cement alliances.’
    • ‘Initially the frontiersmen turned on the Indians in an attempt to move them off the land.’
    • ‘For about a month I was a spare, sinewy frontiersman in fringed buckskin, with crinkly little lines about the eyes and a slow laconic drawl…’
    • ‘After the war, Lindsey had followed in the footsteps of frontiersman Daniel Boone and gone to Kentucky.’
    • ‘As a torchbearer of American history, Cooper saw the frontiersman as a dying breed; men caught between two worlds without a home.’
    • ‘Settling with this frontiersman is not necessarily settling for; waiting for the next would not be in misty, vain hope.’
    • ‘Did veteran Canadian frontiersmen know the words and gestures that led to successful surrender to Iroquois warriors?’
    • ‘It was a chaotic, frontiersman's existence, he said.’
    • ‘It is conceivable that some hard-working early American frontiersman might hold to such a belief, but difficult to understand how such a contention could come out of Spain, of all places.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Both countries, after all, have a tradition of the frontiersman.’
    • ‘Tom Horn, legendary frontiersman, is wandering through the prairies of Wyoming.’
    • ‘It's hard to square our usual image of Stevens as a doggedly conscientious master of surety and fidelity with this carefree frontiersman.’
    • ‘Some of the most famous frontiersmen were Lewis and Clark and their Corps of Discovery expedition.’
    • ‘But even if every tall tale were true, neither Crockett nor any other American frontiersman before or after had as much of an impact on American history as Christopher Carson.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The courage and honor, the militarism and violence of the 19th century frontiersman, soldier and cowboy remains part of the present day Texas culture, the Encyclopedia notes.’
    • ‘In the film, Green B. Jamison, another Kentucky frontiersman, will use an iron-mounted Tennessee rifle crafted in Branson's workshop.’
    • ‘The legendary frontiersman is wandering through the prairies of Wyoming.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 conflict between frontiersman and aboriginal, between white and black, between the ‘native’ American citizen and the ethnic immigrant are largely effaced.’
    settler, colonizer, colonial, frontierswoman, pioneer
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