Definition of Jim Bridger from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Jim Bridger

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(1804-81) a mountain man in the American West who discovered the Great Salt Lake in 1824. He trapped animals and sold their furs, and worked for the army as a scout (= a person who goes first to watch for danger). He began the town of Fort Bridger in Wyoming. One of his friends said Bridger had 'little fear of God and none of the devil'.