mule skinner


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mule skinner

n
(Agriculture) US and Canadian an informal term for muleteer

mu•le•teer

(ˌmyu ləˈtɪər)

n.
a driver of mules.
[1530–40; < Middle French muletier=mulet (see mule1, -et) + -ier -ier2; see -eer]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mule skinner - a worker who drives mulesmule skinner - a worker who drives mules    
laborer, labourer, manual laborer, jack - someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor
Translations

mule skinner

n (US inf) → Maultiertreiber m
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A Bluegrass medley of Rocky Top Tennessee and Mule Skinner Blues, with a bit of Duelling Banjos thrown in, followed Jolene - written, Parton said, about an "old gal" who tried to steal her man.
A stray mule skinner leading his pony on foot joined them as they started at a brisk walk toward the wagon boxes.
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A four-time champion mule skinner at the Bishop Mule Days festival, Valentino was a fair fixture for years with his ``Freddy's Camp'' exhibit of antique farming equipment and his prize-winning Belgian mules, which re-created his boyhood on an upstate New York dairy farm.
The Idaho-born mule skinner, whose pack-train adventures deep in the Bitterroot Mountains are legendary, still takes on assignments that would make the inexperienced drivers call for their mother.
The earliest tracks are among his most famous: 1950's "New Mule Skinner Blues" (from his first Decca session) and "Uncle Pen" (#1 country for Skaggs in 1984), and 1952's "In The Pines.