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bush·rang·er

 (bo͝osh′rān′jər)
n.
1. One who lives in the wilderness.
2. An outlaw living in the Australian bush.
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bushranger

(ˈbʊʃˌreɪndʒə)
n
1. history Austral an escaped convict or robber living in the bush
2. US a person who lives away from civilization; backwoodsman
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bush•rang•er

(ˈbʊʃˌreɪn dʒər)

n.
1. a person who lives in the bush or woods.
2. Australian. a person who lives by robbing residents of the bush.
[1810–20]
bush′rang`ing, n.
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Translations

bushranger

[ˈbʊʃˌreɪndʒəʳ] N (Australia) → bandido m
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Unluckily for me, the beginning of '53 was the hey-day of Captain MelviHe, the notorious bushranger. He was a young fellow of my own age.
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.
I said bushrangers; of course, there are no such things nowadays.'
She was thinking of Prince Charming, and, that she might think of him all the more, she did not talk of him, but prattled on about the ship in which Jim was going to sail, about the gold he was certain to find, about the wonderful heiress whose life he was to save from the wicked, red-shirted bushrangers. For he was not to remain a sailor, or a supercargo, or whatever he was going to be.
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.
Usually, the ground isn't stable enough for a regular jack to support the weight of a vehicle and that's where the Bushranger X-Jack comes in handy.
1880 - Australian bushranger Ned Kelly is hanged at Melbourne Gaol.
With the release of Matthew Holmes' The Legend of Ben Hall (2016), I'm led to wonder: just what is the enduring appeal of bushranger films in Australia?
The Bushranger gelding is a half-brother to four winners and although he looked green early on in the six-furlong maiden, he did all his best work late on.