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courser

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noun cours·er \ˈkȯr-sər\

Definition of courser

  1. :  a swift or spirited horse :  charger



Origin of courser

Middle English, from Anglo-French cursier, corser, from curs course, run


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with courser


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courser

noun cours·er

Definition of courser

  1. 1 :  a dog for coursing

  2. 2 :  one that courses :  huntsman

  3. 3 :  any of various Old World birds (subfamily Cursoriinae of the family Glareolidae) noted for their speed in running



1600

First Known Use of courser

1600


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