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Line breaks: fron¦tiers|man
Pronunciation: /ˈfrʌntɪərzmən

Definition of frontiersman in English:

noun (plural frontiersmen)

A man living in the region of a frontier, especially that between settled and unsettled country.
Example sentences
  • Did veteran Canadian frontiersmen know the words and gestures that led to successful surrender to Iroquois warriors?
  • Whereas the frontiersman, cowboy, and soldier protect the values of a culture, the mobster exploits freedom.
  • The idea of the frontier and 'the noble frontiersman' retain a strong, if largely subliminal, purchase on the imagination of a nation now overwhelmingly urban and increasingly cosmopolitan.

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