Definition of plainsman in English:


nounPlural plainsmen

  • A person who lives on a plain, especially a frontiersman who lived on the Great Plains of North America.

    • ‘He has a disquieting poem ‘The Conquest’, indicative of local distrust of the plainsman.’
    • ‘The small plainsman dug around in his pocket for a moment before coming up with a small sheet of parchment.’
    • ‘Cowboys were of course plainsmen - Midwesterners operating from Texas to Kansas to the Dakotas.’
    • ‘The plainsman had gold eyes, tan, weathered skin, and black hair.’
    • ‘Salty for the most part, yet with a trace of tanginess, it was a change from the devilled foods favoured by the plainsmen of Gratze.’
    • ‘The legacy of Buffalo Bill's fight with Yellow Hair vexed the plainsman in his own day and survives among the myths of the American West.’
    • ‘The hill-dwellers of Uttaranchal have long felt unhappy under the thumb of the Uttar Pradesh plainsmen.’
    • ‘When I lived among the plainsmen of the Mattah'ri, I was apprenticed for a while to the Mapkeeper.’
    • ‘His achievements as an advocate for Indians, a hunter-turned-protector in the effort to save the buffalo from extinction, and as a genuine plainsman, scout, and showman was also secure.’
    • ‘He forced himself to get the stove alight and began to fill pans with water and as they boiled he went in search of salt and vinegar and any other herbs that he could find that were the plainsman's only defenses against any disease at that time.’
    • ‘During his stage show years, which lasted from 1872 to 1885, he was often joined by other notable plainsmen.’
    • ‘Cody was, as later observers noted, authenticating for future stage audiences the dramatic but heretofore fictional attire of a plainsman.’
    • ‘In other words, the differences between a Yankee, a Southerner, and a plainsman were insignificant compared to the differences between a German, a Frenchman, and an Italian.’
    • ‘After the cattle were sold and the skin stripped, these rough-and-tumble plainsmen would cook the carcass over an open fire, and thus, it's said, the Argentine passion for grilled beef was born.’
    • ‘I'd never thought of myself as a plainsman, but those trees closed in on me, creeping ominously up from the side of the road and obscuring my view of the horizon.’
    • ‘Cohn identifies striking differences in patterns of association between mountain dwellers and plainsmen, based on tax surveys, criminal proceedings, wills and other notarial records.’
    • ‘His hat, fringed shirt, and long hair also bring Russell's plainsmen to mind.’