Definition of sodbuster in English:

sodbuster

Line breaks: sod|bust¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈsɒdbʌstə
 
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noun

North American informal
  • A farmer or farm worker who ploughs the land: he plays a gunfighter turned sodbuster the Yankee sodbuster with his plough that broke the plains
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    • The alliance of South and West - Georgia planters and Illinois sodbusters - that had dominated American politics since Jefferson's day splintered, then collapsed.
    • It was a place for the many cowpunchers, panhandlers, and sodbusters to come in and enjoy themselves.
    • From the style of the cowboys and cattlemen, the film's chief antagonists, to the salt-of the-earth sodbusters, the film's look was often inspired by Frederic Remington's work.

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