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v. wran·gled, wran·gling, wran·gles
1. To quarrel noisily or angrily. See Synonyms at argue.
a. To grasp and maneuver something.
b. To attempt to deal with or understand something; contend or struggle: "In the lab ... students wrangle with the nature of discovery" (Laura Pappano).
1. To win or obtain by argument: wrangle a free ticket to a show.
a. To manage or herd (horses or cattle).
b. To manage or control (something, especially an animal), as on a movie set: wrangled the snakes that were used in the horror movie.
3. To grasp and maneuver (something); wrestle: "the especially agile ironworkers whose task was to snatch steel from the sky as it came sailing in on the boom of the derrick, then wrangle it into the building's frame" (Jim Rasenberger).
1. The act of wrangling.
2. An angry, noisy argument or dispute.

[Middle English wranglen, of Middle Low German origin; see wer- in Indo-European roots. V., tr., sense 2, back-formation from wrangler, cowhand in charge of horses, horse herder.]

wrang′ler n.
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1. one who wrangles
2. (Agriculture) Western US and Canadian a herder; cowboy
3. (Film) a person who handles or controls animals involved in the making of a film or television programme: a snake wrangler.
4. (Broadcasting) a person who handles or controls animals involved in the making of a film or television programme: a snake wrangler.
5. (Education) Brit (at Cambridge University) a candidate who has obtained first-class honours in Part II of the mathematics tripos. The wrangler with the highest marks is called the senior wrangler
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(ˈræŋ glər)

1. a cowboy, esp. one in charge of saddle horses.
2. a person who wrangles or disputes.
[1505–15; wrangle + -er1; (definition 1) orig. horse-wrangler, probably partial translation of Mexican Spanish caballerango groom, stable boy, with -erango suggesting wrangler]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wrangler - someone who argues noisily or angrily
arguer, debater - someone who engages in debate
2.wrangler - a cowboy who takes care of the saddle horses
cowboy, cowhand, cowherd, cowman, cowpoke, cowpuncher, puncher, cattleman - a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback
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n (US: = cowboy) → Cowboy m; (Univ) Mathematikstudent in Cambridge, der mit Auszeichnung bestanden hat
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During all this excursion, she condescended to say civil things to him: she quoted Italian and French poetry to the poor bewildered lad, and persisted that he was a fine scholar, and was perfectly sure he would gain a gold medal, and be a Senior Wrangler.
"Haw, haw," laughed James, encouraged by these compliments; "Senior Wrangler, indeed; that's at the other shop."
"Senior Wranglers at Cambridge, not Oxford," said the scholar, with a knowing air; and would probably have been more confidential, but that suddenly there appeared on the cliff in a tax-cart, drawn by a bang-up pony, dressed in white flannel coats, with mother-of-pearl buttons, his friends the Tutbury Pet and the Rottingdean Fibber, with three other gentlemen of their acquaintance, who all saluted poor James there in the carriage as he sate.
Also tenth wrangler. Entered the diplomatic service on leaving college, and served as junior attache at Vienna."
"A dozen average women would need the weight and strength of more than a dozen strong heavy men even over the best pulley hung to the roof over them; and the idea of pulling them up by a rope hung anyhow round a pillar [Greek] is absurdly impossible; and how a dozen of them could be hung dangling round one post is a problem which a senior wrangler would be puzzled to answer...
He sailed with skill, stopping way on the boat without exciting the notice of the wranglers, and mentally forgiving his hardest voyages in that they had made this marvellous night possible, giving him mastery over sea and boat and wind so that he could sail with her beside him, her dear weight against him on his shoulder.
"From the roughest terrain to city streets, the new Jeep Wrangler is perfectly at ease, and delivers a more modern design, that stays true to the original, combined with more open-air freedom and advanced technology features in terms of safety and connectivity."
You might well be able to trace the Jeep Wrangler's noble bloodline back to the Second World War, but is that really something to be celebrated in the modern motoring era?
The fourth-gen Wrangler will finally be launched by Jeep India on Saturday and motorists in the country are quite excited about it.
In the meantime, it's business as usual with the main attraction for September new-registration Jeep buyers being the recently revamped, redesigned and vastly improved Wrangler, still one of the most iconic off-road vehicles ever made.
Based on the latest Wrangler, the Gladiator is a double-cab pick-up with a load bed of more than 1.5 metres and capable of towing up to 2.7 tonnes with a payload capacity of 725 kilos.
Wrangler enthusiasts and Jeep lovers will come together to celebrate when Zeigler Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Schaumburg hosts its third annual Jeep Wrangler Showcase Saturday, July 20, from noon to 3 p.m.