Definition of oxherd in US English:

oxherd

noun

archaic
  • A cowherd.

    • ‘Taming the Ox illustrates the oxherd's determined and concentrated efforts to attain wisdom despite his still prevalent vulnerability to confusion, for the ox and herder are not yet one.’
    • ‘Bouvier means cowherd or oxherd in French, and the breed often went by the names koehond (cow dog) or toucheur de boeuf (cattle driver).’

Origin

Old English, from ox + obsolete herd ‘herdsman’.

Pronunciation

oxherd

/ˈäksˌhərd/