Definition of Droughtmaster in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdraʊtmɑːstə/ /ˈdraʊtmastə/


  • An Australian breed of cattle that can withstand very dry conditions.

    ‘they reckon Droughtmasters are more intelligent than European breeds’
    • ‘Everywhere you looked during the Esk show, Droughtmasters were in abundance.’
    • ‘She gets up close and personal with a Droughtmaster bull.’
    • ‘The Alice Springs Show featured a large proportion of Droughtmasters and Droughtmaster calves.’
    • ‘They sold the top-price Droughtmaster sire at the Alice Springs Show Bull Sale on Saturday.’
    • ‘Police were called after the owner of the two droughtmaster cows found their remains strewn over the reserve the next morning.’
    • ‘There were plenty of smiles of relief after the Droughtmaster National sale, when a total 462 bulls sold.’
    • ‘This year's beef Interbreed champion bull is now the world's most expensive Droughtmaster sire.’
    • ‘Last week's Droughtmaster sale was full of fairytale endings.’
    • ‘We look at fertility and seasonal changes in liveweight of Droughtmaster cows grazing a Townsville grass pasture.’
    • ‘They had a mixture of Droughtmaster and Zebu cattle in their herd.’


1950s from drought + master.



/ˈdraʊtmɑːstə/ /ˈdraʊtmastə/