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n, pl -men
(Agriculture) US a shepherd; a person who tends or breeds sheep
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(ˈʃip mən, -ˌmæn)

n., pl. -men (-mən, -ˌmɛn)
a person who tends or breeds sheep, esp. a sheep rancher.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sheepman - a man who raises (or tends) sheepsheepman - a man who raises (or tends) sheep  
stock farmer, stock raiser, stockman - farmer who breed or raises livestock
2.sheepman - a herder of sheep (on an open range)sheepman - a herder of sheep (on an open range); someone who keeps the sheep together in a flock
drover, herdsman, herder - someone who drives a herd
shepherdess - a woman shepherd
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He has also been named a New Mexico Sheepman of the Year and served as both president and vice president of the New Mexico Federal Lands Council.
Despite the fact that Carlos appears to resemble the comic Mexican stereotype of most Hollywood films, his early appearance in The Sheepman (1958) being the most excruciating example, Hawks has not only invested the actor with a dignity undercutting his usual demeaning stereotyped roles but also intuitively paved the way for his later appearance in the film fighting alongside the professional group.
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But the defiant sheepman said at the time: "They'll be lucky, lambing starts this week, I don't know when they expect me to do this."