Definition of scrub-dash in English:



[no object]NZ, Australian
  • Ride on horseback through thick vegetation in pursuit of wild or straying cattle.

    ‘can you scrub-dash on a good horse?’
    • ‘Bill soon became adept at scrub dashing and moonlighting.’
    • ‘Surviving the mad scrub dash I came to a clearing with a great black bull at bay behind a clump of pandanus.’
    • ‘It was all scrub-dashing, hurdling over logs, and jumping dry gullies.’
    • ‘The men go kangaroo hunting also, when it is necessary, “scrub dashing,” which requires a considerable number.’
    • ‘I had taken a fancy to this particular horse, but he was extremely green when it came to scrub-dashing through timber.’