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Definition of "cowhand" []

  • A cowboy or cowgirl. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cowhand" in a sentence
  • "A cowhand is the most overworked and underpaid saphead that ever lost three nights 'sleep hand running and worked seventy-two hours on end; sleep in the rain or not at all -- to hold a job at forty per for six months in the year."
  • "Sewall proved unadaptable, for he was rather old to learn new tricks so far removed from the activities that were familiar to him; but Dow became a "cowhand" overnight."
  • "The Metropolitan Police are investigating the attack, and have linked it to a recent incident at a dairy farm near Swindon when a cowhand was found attached to his own milking machine."