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1. One who lives in the wilderness.
2. An outlaw living in the Australian bush.


1. history Austral an escaped convict or robber living in the bush
2. US a person who lives away from civilization; backwoodsman


(ˈbʊʃˌreɪn dʒər)

1. a person who lives in the bush or woods.
2. Australian. a person who lives by robbing residents of the bush.
bush′rang`ing, n.


[ˈbʊʃˌreɪndʒəʳ] N (Australia) → bandido m
References in classic literature ?
There are some brand-new bushrangers on the road between Whittlesea and this--a second Kelly gang
beard--the riderless horse and the bloody saddle--the deliberate misdirection that had put me off the track and out of the way--and now the missing manager and the report of bushrangers at this end.
The bushrangers were to attack them three times, and be defeated with immense slaughter.
He had evidently lived in varied cities and very motley societies, for some of his cheerfullest stories were about gambling hells and opium dens, Australian bushrangers or Italian brigands.
Edward 'Ned' Kelly is the most famous of all Australian bushrangers and an integral part of Australian folklore.
In 1911-1912, the governments of New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria placed bans on the further production and screening of films relating to the exploits of bushrangers, (1) and the epochal The Story of the Kelly Gang (Charles Tait, 1906)--the longest narrative film in the world at that time--and works like it were banned in several states until the 1940s.
Demonstrating that the outlaws of frontier Australia were just as bad as the outlaws of the American Wild West, this book delves into the larcenous activities of the Clarke Gang, a gang of bushrangers in New South Wales, Australia, during the period 1865-67.
Enhanced with a handful of vintage black-and-white photographs, The Clarke Gang: Outlawed, Outcast and Forgotten is the true story of the Clarke family gang of bushrangers (armed robbers and outlaws who sought refuge in remote terrain).
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, already this season Warner has scored four centuries and a half-century against the Bushrangers, prompting their captain Matthew Wade to quip he was 'pretty happy to see the back of him' after his success in this match and the Ryobi Cup.
After her father strikes it rich and they head off to the big smoke the stage coach is held up by bushrangers who steal the gold and kidnap dad.
Boldrewood himself claimed that the character in his novel was a composite of several bushrangers that included Readford.
There are several issues to resolve for the selectors following England's resounding win in Adelaide and Shipperd believes several of his Bushrangers stars should have been given more time to impress when they take on the tourists in a three-day tour match at the MCG.