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v. wran·gled, wran·gling, wran·gles
1. To quarrel noisily or angrily. See Synonyms at argue.
a. To grasp and maneuver something.
b. To attempt to deal with or understand something; contend or struggle: "In the lab ... students wrangle with the nature of discovery" (Laura Pappano).
1. To win or obtain by argument: wrangle a free ticket to a show.
a. To manage or herd (horses or cattle).
b. To manage or control (something, especially an animal), as on a movie set: wrangled the snakes that were used in the horror movie.
3. To grasp and maneuver (something); wrestle: "the especially agile ironworkers whose task was to snatch steel from the sky as it came sailing in on the boom of the derrick, then wrangle it into the building's frame" (Jim Rasenberger).
1. The act of wrangling.
2. An angry, noisy argument or dispute.

[Middle English wranglen, of Middle Low German origin; see wer- in Indo-European roots. V., tr., sense 2, back-formation from wrangler, cowhand in charge of horses, horse herder.]

wrang′ler n.


1. one who wrangles
2. (Agriculture) Western US and Canadian a herder; cowboy
3. (Film) a person who handles or controls animals involved in the making of a film or television programme: a snake wrangler.
4. (Broadcasting) a person who handles or controls animals involved in the making of a film or television programme: a snake wrangler.
5. (Education) Brit (at Cambridge University) a candidate who has obtained first-class honours in Part II of the mathematics tripos. The wrangler with the highest marks is called the senior wrangler


(ˈræŋ glər)

1. a cowboy, esp. one in charge of saddle horses.
2. a person who wrangles or disputes.
[1505–15; wrangle + -er1; (definition 1) orig. horse-wrangler, probably partial translation of Mexican Spanish caballerango groom, stable boy, with -erango suggesting wrangler]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wrangler - someone who argues noisily or angrily
arguer, debater - someone who engages in debate
2.wrangler - a cowboy who takes care of the saddle horses
cowboy, cowhand, cowherd, cowman, cowpoke, cowpuncher, puncher, cattleman - a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback


n (US: = cowboy) → Cowboy m; (Univ) Mathematikstudent in Cambridge, der mit Auszeichnung bestanden hat
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