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Synonyms for cowpuncher

a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback

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Teddy Blue, who wrote his memoirs with the help of ghost writer Helena Huntingdon Smith, under the title We Pointed Them North: Recollection of a Cowpuncher.
Of course this is not any truer today than it was for the cowpunchers of yesteryear.
This book provides a collection of biographies of dozens of young people who made a mark in American history, including explorers, planters, spies, cowpunchers, sweatshop workers, and civil rights activists.
Thus the movie affirms that the West is destined to become something other than an abode of ruffians, unattached lawmen, saloon girls, card sharks, and cowpunchers.
It was monstrous that we had been tricked by Tom Mix and Zane Grey and all the others whose bloated fancies have produced such glamorous exaggerations about dashing cowpunchers on big roans defying death on landslides in order to do justice to the black-mustached villains.
Cowpunchers understand him [ldots] It is not just English he teaches, but character, and manhood, and womanhood, and love, and courage, and pride.
Part cartoon, part visual history book, this poster whimsically portrayed the rodeo in Salinas, California, with a border rich in details of the cowboy world - spurs, saddles, brands - and a frieze chronicling Western horsemen from conquistadores to vaqueros to Texas cowpunchers.
Although her education sets her apart from the cowpunchers, they admire and respect her; as Rodeo Jack exclaims, "Jus' watch her a usin' them there han' rags at th' table
Wister set <IR> THE VIRGINIAN </IR> (1902) among Wyoming cowpunchers of the 1870s and 1880s, establishing many of the patterns of fiction about the West, and London took readers to the Klondike and the Oakland waterfront.
The town is alive with cardplayers, friendly women, drunks, and restless cowpunchers, all ready to tell you stories and take everything you got.
Michele Morris, The Cowboy Life: A Saddlebag Guide for Dudes, Tenderfeet, and Cowpunchers Everywhere (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1993), 244--45.
The owner, John Carter, is an extraordinary white man who does not try to erase his wife's Native heritage, nor does he seem to bear ill feelings toward mixed-blood people generally, since most of his hired cowpunchers are half- or quarter-bloods.
People also called him a cattleboy, cowpuncher, cowpoke, drover, wrangler, vaquero, buckaroo, ranahan, rannie, and waddie.