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n. pl. va·que·ros Chiefly Texas
See cowboy.

[Spanish, from vaca, cow, from Latin vacca.]


n, pl -ros
dialect Southwestern US a cowboy


(vɑˈkɛər oʊ)

n., pl. -ros.
Southwestern U.S. a cowboy or herdsman.
[1790–1800; < Sp, =vac(a) cow (< Latin vacca) + -ero]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vaquero - local names for a cowboy (`vaquero' is used especially in southwestern and central Texas and `buckaroo' is used especially in California)vaquero - local names for a cowboy (`vaquero' is used especially in southwestern and central Texas and `buckaroo' is used especially in California)
cowboy, cowhand, cowherd, cowman, cowpoke, cowpuncher, puncher, cattleman - a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback
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There's a vaquero in yonder field," said Christie's escort, who was riding with her a little in advance of the others, "and those fellows know every trail that a horse can follow.
She watched her dazed escort, still speechless from the spectacle of the fastidious Miss Carr tete-a-tete with a common Mexican vaquero, gallop off in the direction of the canyon, and then turned to George.
He had a vision of a high-lying cattle-drive in California, and the bed of a dried stream with one muddy pool, by which the vaqueros had encamped: splendid sun over all, the big bonfire blazing, the strips of cow browning and smoking on a skewer of wood; how warm it was, how savoury the steam of scorching meat
Gay life at Monterey Mexican horsemen A bold dragoon Use of the lasso Vaqueros Noosing a bear Fight between a bull and a bear Departure from Monterey Indian horse stealers Outrages committed by the travellers Indignation of Captain Bonneville
The vaqueros, or Indian cattle drivers, have also learned the use of the laso from the Spaniards; and employ it to catch the half-wild cattle by throwing it round their horns.
As many people who have personally reached out to me to voice their support have said, what else would a Vaquero or Vaquera ride?
I ordered a new Stainless Ruger Vaquero in December 2012, and shortly after, I ordered a set of Hogue white micarta grip panels from an Internet retailer.
5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The members of Vaquero Club voted overwhelmingly in favor of a $4.
Stunn, Ruger has introduced a limited-production New Vaquero for the Cowboy Fast Draw Association (CFDA).
El Vaquero - a stylish Latin restaurant and bar, and a second-floor mainstay at Eugene's Fifth Street Public Market - will go the way of Cafe Zenon and several other local high-end eateries at the end of this month.
I know the Vaquero is a modern firearm, but it is almost a copy of the old 1873 Colt SAA.
But speaking at an event organised by the Provision Trade Federation, Iciar Vaquero, the Trust's project director for carbon footprint labelling, said using an upward arrow could be an option where a retailer insisted all products sold in its stores carried a carbon label--regardless of whether or not emissions had been cut.