cowboy

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cowboy

a conventional character of Wild West folklore, films, etc., esp one involved in fighting Indians

cowboy

[Sun, from William Gibson's cyberpunk SF] Synonym for hacker. It is reported that at Sun this word is often said with reverence.
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So in reality most true cowpunchers were not gun wise in the Hollywood icon sense.
This book provides a collection of biographies of dozens of young people who made a mark in American history, including explorers, planters, spies, cowpunchers, sweatshop workers, and civil rights activists.
Cowpunchers understand him [ldots] It is not just English he teaches, but character, and manhood, and womanhood, and love, and courage, and pride.
Part cartoon, part visual history book, this poster whimsically portrayed the rodeo in Salinas, California, with a border rich in details of the cowboy world - spurs, saddles, brands - and a frieze chronicling Western horsemen from conquistadores to vaqueros to Texas cowpunchers.
The perfect gift for authentic and part-time cowpokes, cowpunchers, cow-lovers and those who wish they were.