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nounWest, United States Regional
The task or duty of herding or guarding animals, especially cattle, at night. Now chiefly historical.
verbWest, United States Regional
1with object To herd or guard (cattle or other animals) at night.
2no object To herd or guard cattle or other animals at night.
Late 19th century. Probably from night-herd (although this is first attested slightly later)<br>late 19th century. From night + herd, after night-herder.
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