Boundary-rider



a ranch hand who patrols the boundary of a sheep or cattle station in order to watch the stock, repair fences, etc.
Historical Examples

A Bride from the Bush E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
A Bride from the Bush E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
Children of the Bush Henry Lawson
A Bride from the Bush E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
A Bride from the Bush E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
A Bride from the Bush E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
A Bride from the Bush E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
Three Elephant Power Andrew Barton ‘Banjo’ Paterson
Niece Catherine Mary Hampden
The American Claimant Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

noun
(Austral) an employee on a sheep or cattle station whose job is to maintain fences in good repair and to prevent stock from straying

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