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rus·tle

 (rŭs′əl)
v. rus·tled, rus·tling, rus·tles
v.intr.
1. To move with soft fluttering or crackling sounds: The leaves rustled in the breeze.
2. To move or act energetically or while making such sounds: Mice rustled across the floor.
3. To steal livestock, especially cattle.
v.tr.
1. To cause to rustle: rustled the newspaper.
2. To obtain or produce by energetic effort: rustled up some food in the kitchen.
3. To steal (livestock, especially cattle).

[Middle English rustlen, perhaps of imitative origin.]

rus′tler n.
rus′tling·ly adv.

rustler

(ˈrʌslə)
n
1. chiefly US and Canadian a cattle or horse thief
2. informal US and Canadian an energetic or vigorous person
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rustler - someone who steals livestock (especially cattle)
stealer, thief - a criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it
Translations
سارِق الماشِيَه
zloděj dobytka
kvægtyv
marhatolvaj
nautgripaòjófur
zlodej dobytka
sığır hırsızı

rustler

[ˈrʌsləʳ] Nladrón/ona m/f de ganado, abigeo/a m/f (Mex)

rustler

[ˈrʌslər] n (mainly US)voleur/euse m/f de bétail

rustler

n (= cattle thief)Viehdieb(in) m(f)

rustler

[ˈrʌsləʳ] nladro di bestiame

rustle

(ˈrasl) verb
1. to (make something) make a soft, whispering sound. The wind rustled in the trees; She rustled her papers.
2. (American) to steal (cattle etc).
ˈrustler noun
(American) a person who steals cattle etc.
rustle up
to get or make quickly. He rustled up a meal.
References in periodicals archive ?
Unidentified rustlers tied up a man and his servant and took away nine cattle heads worth Rs1.
Cattle rustlers should be charged with robbery with violence and murder, Samburu county leaders have said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Kadarko village had come under severe attacks lately, with cattle rustlers killing 73 cows on Sunday.
Drilling at the Mount Bundy Gold Project will target delineation of brownfield resources around the Rustlers Roost and Quest 29 deposits, with a focus on collection of bulk sample for metallurgical testwork programs.
RUSTLERS may have snatched 14 sheep from land in Gwynedd.
MORE than 100 piglets faced the chop in a back alley slaughterhouse yesterday after they were snatched by rustlers.
The theft, from a farm near Easingwold, has prompted the Country Land and Business Association to warn regional smallholders to be on the look-out for bird rustlers eager to cash in on the traditional seasonal demand for turkeys, chickens, geese and ducks.
COTABATO CITY -- Close to 70 families have fled to safer ground as village defenders and suspected cattle rustlers clashed, on Saturday morning, in a remote town in North Cotabato, leaving two village watchmen hurt.
He said the rustlers were in disagreement over whether or not to kill him.
A SHEPHERD who reported the loss of 380 sheep in a suspected attack by rustlers says his flock has been growing again - and he can't work out why.
SHEEP rustlers have stolen 41 pregnant ewes due to give birth within the next 10 days.
Microwavable snack brand Feasters is to be repositioned as a "family focused" range to set it apart from rival Rustlers.