Definition of frontierswoman in English:


Syllabification: fron·tiers·wom·an
Pronunciation: /frənˈtirzˌwo͝omən

noun (plural frontierswomen)

A woman living in the region of a frontier, especially that between settled and unsettled country.
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  • Set in 1885 New Mexico, the movie centers on Maggie, a frontierswoman and mother of two who also doubles as a ‘healer,’ helping locals who are suffering from toothaches and other simple maladies with homemade remedies.
  • As a college student, she learned that Hispanic women were early settlers and frontierswomen, landowners who could hold property separately from their husbands under Spanish-Mexican law, long before the society matrons on the East Coast had that right.
  • An emaciated John Carradine plays a Dracula who travels West seeking to suck the blood of innocent frontierswomen.

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