Definition of frontiersman noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

frontiersman

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈfrʌntɪərzmən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//frʌnˈtɪrzmən//
 
(pl. frontiersmen
BrE BrE//ˈfrʌntɪərzmən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//frʌnˈtɪrzmən//
 
)
 
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a man living on the frontier especially one who lived in the western US during the 19th century Culture In America, such people moved west in the 18th and 19th centuries and helped to increase the size of the United States. Famous frontiersmen include Davy Crockett, Daniel Boone, Kit Carson and Buffalo Bill.
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