frontiersman

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From frontiers +‎ man.

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frontiersman (plural frontiersmen)

  1. A person who lives on the borders of a country, or in a wild and undeveloped area on the fringes of civilization.
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 136-7:
      The inhabitant's of England's North American colonies outnumbered French Canadians some ten to one, but the French were tough, fur-trapping frontiersmen who posed a considerable military threat.

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