Meaning of “bushranger” in the English Dictionary


"bushranger" in English

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bushrangernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbʊʃˌreɪn.dʒər/ us /ˈbʊʃˌreɪn.dʒɚ/ Australian English old-fashioned

Examples from literature

  • Another and the most dangerous class of convicts are those known as "bushrangers." 
  • Perhaps you mean by that I shall die on the gallows? demanded the bushranger. 
  • The leader of the bushrangers did not make any reply, but coolly drew a pistol from his belt. 
  • We understand that they distinguished themselves gallantly in the conflict which ensued between the bushrangers and the police, and for that reason they are to be rewarded by being taken into our municipal force. 
  • Why don't he send a company of his idle soldiers to scour the country, if he thinks it is so very easy to find those devils incarnate—the bushrangers? 

(Definition of “bushranger” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)