Definition of stockman in English:


Syllabification: stock·man
Pronunciation: /ˈstäkmən, -ˌman

noun (plural stockmen)

  • 1A person who looks after livestock.
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    • Aborigines who worked as drovers and stockmen on cattle stations were largely ignored until the appearance of works such as Born in the Cattle.
    • Before becoming a cook in the Papunya canteen, he worked, as his name implies, as a stockman at Napperby cattle station.
    • He came alone to Australia at the age of 16 and for some years he worked as an itinerant stockman on cattle stations in central Queensland and the Gulf country.
  • 1.1US An owner of livestock.
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    • It is at this time that our farmers, growers, herdsmen and stockmen are really suffering the pressure of economic damage due to foot-and-mouth disease and other market factors.
    • The cattle may not be great but their owners are outstanding stockmen.
    • At the age of 93, the late Dominic was the oldest man in the parish, he was a diligent farmer, an astute stockman and his long life was a model of gentleness and quiet respectability.
  • 2US A person who looks after a stockroom or warehouse.
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    • Meanwhile, the stockmen in the adjacent warehouse filled the order and delivered the merchandise to the waiting customer.

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