Definition of frontiersman in English:



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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Goldwater loved for the Eastern press to write about him as a sort of frontiersman, and generally it obliged.’
    • ‘The legendary frontiersman is wandering through the prairies of Wyoming.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘But so potent was the mythical figure that travelers encountering the slight, soft-spoken frontiersman came away disappointed.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Tom Horn, legendary frontiersman, is wandering through the prairies of Wyoming.’
    • ‘In the film, Green B. Jamison, another Kentucky frontiersman, will use an iron-mounted Tennessee rifle crafted in Branson's workshop.’
    • ‘It's hard to square our usual image of Stevens as a doggedly conscientious master of surety and fidelity with this carefree frontiersman.’
    • ‘Whereas the frontiersman, cowboy, and soldier protect the values of a culture, the mobster exploits freedom.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It was a chaotic, frontiersman's existence, he said.’
    • ‘As a torchbearer of American history, Cooper saw the frontiersman as a dying breed; men caught between two worlds without a home.’
    • ‘Both countries, after all, have a tradition of the frontiersman.’
    • ‘Another carving from the 1850s is thought to have been the work of Kit Carson, the famous frontiersman.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Some of the most famous frontiersmen were Lewis and Clark and their Corps of Discovery expedition.’
    • ‘Cherokee women and European traders or frontiersman sought each other to gain access to goods or territory and to cement alliances.’
    • ‘This inexhaustible source of pure water was a marvel to Indian and frontiersman alike prior to the 19th century.’
    • ‘Initially the frontiersmen turned on the Indians in an attempt to move them off the land.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Settling with this frontiersman is not necessarily settling for; waiting for the next would not be in misty, vain hope.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The conflict between frontiersman and aboriginal, between white and black, between the ‘native’ American citizen and the ethnic immigrant are largely effaced.’
    • ‘Did veteran Canadian frontiersmen know the words and gestures that led to successful surrender to Iroquois warriors?’
    • ‘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.’
    settler, colonizer, colonial, frontierswoman, pioneer
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