roughrider

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n roughrider a horseman skilled at breaking wild horses to the saddle
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Roughrider An officer or enlisted man in the 1st U. S. Volunteer Cavalry, a regiment raised for the Spanish war of 1898, composed mostly of Western cowboys and hunters and Eastern college athletes and sportsmen, largely organized, and later commanded, by Theodore Roosevelt. Sometimes, locally, a member of any of various volunteer cavalry commands raised in 1898.
    • Roughrider One who breaks horses; especially Mil, a noncommissioned officer in the British cavalry, whose duty is to assist the riding master.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n roughrider One who breaks young or wild horses to the saddle; in the army, a non-commissioned cavalry or artillery officer detailed to assist the riding-master, one being allowed to each troop or battery.
    • n roughrider Loosely, a horseman occupied with hard, rough work.
    • n roughrider One who breaks young or wild horses to the saddle; in the British army, a non-commissioned cavalry or artillery officer detailed to assist the riding-master, one being allowed to each troop or battery.
    • n roughrider A horseman accustomed to rough or hard riding, such as cow-boys or frontiersmen: applied specifically, in the late Spanish-American war, to the members of a volunteer regiment of cavalry, recruited partly from Western cow-boys.
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Usage

In literature:

They are more ready to copy a corps of roughriders than a Roman cohort.
"The School by the Sea" by Angela Brazil
I like him; he's the best roughrider I ever saw.
"The Sweep Winner" by Nat Gould
Then he stiffened and in all visible regards was again Old Chesty, the roughrider.
"Local Color" by Irvin S. Cobb
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In news:

Roughriders score six times in shutout win.
St Marys pushed its record to 5-0-1 on the girls' soccer season as the Roughriders braved the rain to post a 6-0 win over Coldwater on Thursday at Village Hall Field in Coldwater.
Keuchel, Martinez lead Hooks past RoughRiders.
Lions' Adam Bighill celebrates his interception against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the first half of their CFL game Nov 3.
Roughriders unable to dig out of early 1-0 hole.
Calgary Stampeders' quarterback Drew Tate (left) rolls away from Saskatchewan Roughriders' Tearrius George during the second half of their West Division semifinal CFL football game in Calgary, Alberta, November 11, 2012.
Burke should say something crazy, la Roughriders' Chamblin.
The Texas Rangers called up Grimm on Monday from the RoughRiders, its Double-A team in Frisco, Texas, in hopes up building up its pitching depth.
NEW BREMEN — The New Bremen Cardinals put together a winning 10-deep effort against the St Marys Roughriders.
The weather and how much history matters were the themes Saturday at McMahon Stadium as the Calgary Stampeders and Saskatchewan Roughriders prepared for the CFL's West semifinal.
Stampeders downplay post-season history versus Roughriders.
Then, things started going the Roughriders' way.
Pro-Roughriders billboard on Route 90 at Silver Avenue urges green dress code for Banjo Bowl.
Valiants hit high gear, outrun Roughriders.
RoughRiders Beat Muskegon in Possibly Last Home Game.
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