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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