Meaning of mossback

moss•back

Pronunciation: (môs'bak", mos'-), [key]
— n.
    1. a person holding very antiquated notions; reactionary.
    2. a person living in the backwoods; rustic.
  1. an old turtle.
  2. a large and old fish, as a bass.
  3. a wild bull or cow.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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