wrangler

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wrangler a cowboy who takes care of the saddle horses
    • n wrangler someone who argues noisily or angrily
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Wrangler An angry disputant; one who disputes with heat or peevishness. "Noisy and contentious wranglers ."
    • Wrangler One of those who stand in the first rank of honors in the University of Cambridge, England. They are called, according to their rank, senior wrangler, second wrangler, third wrangler, etc. Cf. Optime.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n wrangler Same as horse-wrangler.
    • n wrangler One who wrangles or disputes; a debater; especially, an angry or noisy disputant.
    • n wrangler A stubborn opponent or adversary.
    • n wrangler In Cambridge University, one who has attained the first class in the elementary division of the public examination for honors in pure and mixed mathematics, commonly called the mathematical tripos, those who compose the second rank of honors being designated senior optimes, and those of the third order junior optimes. The student taking absolutely the first place in the mathematical tripos used to be called the senior wrangler, those following next in the same division being respectively termed second, third, fourth, etc., wranglers. But in the final examination now, to which only wranglers are admitted, the names are arranged in divisions alphabetically. The name is derived from the public disputations in which candidates for degrees were until recent times required to exhibit their powers. Compare tripos.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Wrangler one who wrangles or disputes angrily:
    • ns Wrangler (Shak.) a stubborn foe: in the University of Cambridge, one of those who have attained the first class in the public mathematical honour examinations
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A freq. of wring.

Usage

In literature:

In 1848 he was second wrangler.
"Pioneers and Founders or, Recent Workers in the Mission field" by Charlotte Mary Yonge
The wranglers turned with anxious faces.
"The Young Mountaineers" by Charles Egbert Craddock
He was Second Classic and Twentieth Wrangler, and Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.
"Fifteen Chapters of Autobiography" by George William Erskine Russell
Followed an insulting rebuke from her that brought a flush to both the wranglers' cheeks.
"Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore" by Pauline Lester
On the rise, sharply silhouetted against the west, Alfred rode wrangler to the little herd of ponies.
"Blazed Trail Stories" by Stewart Edward White
It was too late now to make sure of Wadley or to silence the wrangler.
"Oh, You Tex!" by William Macleod Raine
He was second wrangler in 1806, and a Fellow of St. John's.
"Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters" by William Austen-Leigh and Richard Arthur Austen-Leigh
Well, then, Warlock, Wrangler.
"Tin-Types Taken in the Streets of New York" by Lemuel Ely Quigg
You'd make a great dude wrangler.
"The Dude Wrangler" by Caroline Lockhart
Sanson T. Wrangler's store hasn't flourished since the time he was in Leavenworth hospital for an operation.
"Kiddie the Scout" by Robert Leighton
But above all, these men were wranglers, and they took a peculiar pride in the traditions of their own calling.
"This Crowded Earth" by Robert Bloch
How many of their wranglers have ever distinguished themselves in the world?
"Heads and Tales" by Various
How many wranglers are there?
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
Do you think you could make a wrangler of me?
"The Romance of Mathematics" by P. Hampson
The wrangler at Kilburn's corral had already seen Houck hitch up and drive away with June, they presently learned.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
He obtained an honorable place among the wranglers of his year, and was elected a fellow of Christ's College.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Didn't you hear his hoss-wrangler call him Duke?
"The Duke Of Chimney Butte" by G. W. Ogden
Of course, Roger was Second Wrangler, and that affects a man, I suppose, but he's terribly clever, young Roger is!...
"Changing Winds" by St. John G. Ervine
And so had Mr. Wrangler, the Pleader of Mr. Prigg.
"The Humourous Story of Farmer Bumpkin's Lawsuit" by Richard Harris
I may say so," he said, "for I was third wrangler at Cambridge.
"Facing Death" by G. A. Henty
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In poetry:

"Sounds no wrangler yet has heard,
Our posterity shall fright:
E'en 'the Eagle,' valiant bird,
Shall betake itself to flight."
"Julia" by E W Bowling
But, Lord, the house and familie are thine,
Though some of them repine.
Turn out these wranglers, which defile thy seat:
For thou dwellest all is neat.
"The Familie" by George Herbert
If that hereafter Pleasure
Cavill, and claim her part and measure,
As if this passed with a reservation,
Or some such words in fashion;
I here exclude the wrangler from thy treasure.
"Obedience" by George Herbert
When we got on the camp ground I sure did admire,
How the cook and the wrangler would unhitch the team.
Then they throwed the old dutch oven into the fire—
Them biscuits he baked I can taste in my dreams.
"The Chuck Wagon" by Bruce Kiskaddon
'Perish all that comes between us,' cried Athletes, as he threw
His weed full fifty paces in the stream of Camus blue:
The burning weed encountered the cold river with the hiss
Which ensues when fire and water, wranglers old, are forced to kiss.
"Atheletes And Aesthesis" by E W Bowling

In news:

Florida seeks $25-per-hour crocodile wranglers: No experience necessary.
The Utah Grizzlies defeated the Las Vegas Wranglers 4-0 on Monday night at the Maverik Center.
WEST VALLEY CITY — The Utah Grizzlies defeated the Las Vegas Wranglers 4-0 on Monday night at the Maverik Center.
But I can't take it any longer: I am sick of Wranglers JK ('07-to-present) Wranglers specifically.
Former wrangler looks back on nearly 99 years of experiences.
One big cat wrangler is on a dangerous mission to capture the rare animal.
Serving as the voice of organized snowmobiling in Wyoming, the Wyoming Snowmobile Wrangler is the official newspaper of the Wyoming State Snowmobile Association.
Serving as the voice of organized snowmobiling in Wyoming, the Wyoming Snowmobile Wrangler is the official newspaper of the Wyoming State Snowmobile Associ.
Weekender Jeep Wrangler JK Part 3.
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