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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 herds·man /ˈhɝdzmən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Herd·man Herds·man n.; pl. -men  The owner or keeper of a herd or of herds; one employed in tending a herd of cattle.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : someone who drives a herd [syn: herder, drover]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    In Egypt herdsmen were probably of the lowest caste. Some of
    Joseph's brethren were made rulers over Pharaoh's cattle (Gen.
    47:6, 17). The Israelites were known in Egypt as "keepers of
    cattle;" and when they left it they took their flocks and herds
    with them (Ex. 12:38). Both David and Saul came from "following
    the herd" to occupy the throne (1 Sam. 9; 11:5; Ps. 78:70).
    David's herd-masters were among his chief officers of state. The
    daughters also of wealthy chiefs were wont to tend the flocks of
    the family (Gen. 29:9; Ex. 2:16). The "chief of the herdsmen"
    was in the time of the monarchy an officer of high rank (1 Sam.
    21:7; comp. 1 Chr. 27:29). The herdsmen lived in tents (Isa.
    38:12; Jer. 6:3); and there were folds for the cattle (Num.
    32:16), and watch-towers for the herdsmen, that he might
    therefrom observe any coming danger (Micah 4:8; Nah. 3:8).