horseman

Definitions

  • Obliging Horseman
    Obliging Horseman
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n horseman a person who breeds and cares for horses
    • n horseman a man skilled in equitation
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Horseman Very Cunningly Vanquished--2-25-192 Horseman Very Cunningly Vanquished--2-25-192
Horseman. From “The Triumph of Maximilian.” Horseman. From “The Triumph of Maximilian.”

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Horseman (Zoöl) A land crab of the genus Ocypoda, living on the coast of Brazil and the West Indies, noted for running very swiftly.
    • Horseman (Mil) A mounted soldier; a cavalryman.
    • Horseman A rider on horseback; one skilled in the management of horses; a mounted man.
    • Horseman (Zoöl) A West Indian fish of the genus Eques, as the light-horseman (Eques lanceolatus).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n horseman A rider on horseback; one who uses or manages a horse or horses.
    • n horseman A soldier who serves on horseback.
    • n horseman A book-name of a sciænoid fish of the genus Eques.
    • n horseman One of sundry tattlers or sandpipers, scolopacine birds of the genus Totanus; a gambet; a chevalier.
    • n horseman A kind of domestic pigeon.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Horseman a rider on horseback: a mounted soldier
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hors; Ice. horss, Old High Ger. hros (Ger. ross).

Usage

In literature:

Then a horseman rode out of a gap in the trees and pulled up near him.
"Prescott of Saskatchewan" by Harold Bindloss
A light horseman of the middle ages.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The horseman had disappeared from view.
"Starlight Ranch" by Charles King
He was a good horseman, a good oarsman, a good swimmer, a good cricketer.
"Vixen, Volume I." by M. E. Braddon
They had not gone a dozen miles when a shouting horseman rode furiously on them from behind.
"Northern Lights" by Gilbert Parker
The swivel attached to one end was fastened to my handcuffs, and the other end was held by a horseman.
"An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet" by A. Henry Savage Landor
Muller stood motionless, and the horseman in deerskin glancing round in his direction saw his daughter for the first time.
"The Cattle-Baron's Daughter" by Harold Bindloss
The lean, brown horseman sat on his saddle as easily as though it were a cushion in a rocking chair.
"Penny of Top Hill Trail" by Belle Kanaris Maniates
I was musing over these things one evening when a horseman came at walking pace into the courtyard of the chateau.
"My Sword's My Fortune" by Herbert Hayens
His eyes were still smarting when he raised them to see a horseman on a distant ridge.
"'Me-Smith'" by Caroline Lockhart
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In poetry:

By a stranger horseman, coming
When their hands were most in need,
And he bore the arms of Saad,
And was mounted on his steed;
"Abu Midjan" by Archibald Lampman
They simply point out where he fell
When horse and horseman sank.
Like Ravenswood he left no trace--
Tradition only points the place.
"A Story Of The Caracas Valley" by James Barron Hope
Lo! on the eastern summit, clad in gray,
Morn, like a horseman girt for travel, comes,
And from his tower of mist,
Night's watchman hurries down.
"Fragments" by Henry Kirke White
On the cold snows she laid her down to rest her;
She heard a horseman, "pity me!" she groan'd out;
Loud blew the wind, unheard was her complaining,
On went the horseman.
"The Widow" by Robert Southey
The robins were singing a roundelay,
And the air was sweet with the breath of May,
As a horseman rode thro' the forest way,
And he was a Grand Seigneur, my dear,
He was a grand Seigneur.
"The Grand Seigneur" by William Henry Drummond
Lift me up from this bed of sickness;
I am going out to meet the summer.
I will run into the arms of Sunshine
And be so comforted, the first new-comer.
“I will lift you up," said the black horseman.
"The Black Horseman" by Dora Sigerson Shorter

In news:

As a result of his dedication, he has won major awards at the National Reined Cow Horse Association, World's Greatest Horseman and various AQHA titles.
This year the competition was especially tough because he was up against two-time past winner Clinton Anderson and world-renowned horseman Parelli.
Horseman, Pass By by Larry McMurtry, published by Simon & Schuster Books.
If you're done with planking , and you don't have the pool required for leisure diving, or the friend required for horsemaning, maybe the latest photo game called "stocking" is for you.
Since then, the hunt for the latest internet craze has been on, including things like "horsemanning" and "owling.".
HEADLESS HORSEWOMAN — Emily Aronson rides around as the Headless Horseman during the haunted pony rides at Rosebud Stables.
A one-armed horseman is asking Maine lawmakers to allow amputees like him to carry switchblade knives, which are otherwise illegal.
Horseman's Council towpath ride big success.
On Saturday, May 5, the Stark County chapter of the Ohio Horseman's Council held its annual trail ride on the Ohio & Erie Towpath Trail from Navarre to Zoar.
Weird Stuff Washington DC Hurricane Coverage Gets HorseMan- Bombed .
Conner Prairie's Headless Horseman.
Manti Te'o takes a victory lap as Notre Dame 's fifth horseman.
Breeders and jockeys have left the state for higher purses elsewhere, says Tony Somone, Director of the Illinois Harness Horseman's Association.
Manti Te'o takes a victory lap as Notre Dame's fifth horseman.
This iconic town has the Headless Horseman to thank for its notoriety.
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