rustling


rustling
[[t]rʌ̱səlɪŋ[/t]]
1) N-UNCOUNT: usu n N Rustling is the activity of stealing farm animals, especially cattle. [mainly AM]

Her thievery was confined mostly to cattle rustling and horse stealing.

2) See also rustle

English dictionary. 2008.

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