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outrider

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noun out·rid·er \-ˌrī-dər\

Simple Definition of outrider

  • : a person (such as a police officer) who rides a horse or motorcycle next to or in front of a vehicle that is carrying an important person as a form of protection

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of outrider

  1. 1 :  a mounted attendant

  2. 2 :  one who escorts or clears the way for a vehicle or person

  3. 3 :  forerunner, harbinger <outriders of a new political movement>

Examples of outrider in a sentence

  1. <sexologist Alfred Kinsey is now viewed as an outrider of the sexual revolution of the 1960s>



Circa 1530

First Known Use of outrider

circa 1530

Rhymes with outrider

abider, backslider, collider, confider, decider, derider, divider, free rider, hang glider, hard cider, insider, joyrider, lowrider, misguider, night rider, outsider, presider, provider, resider, sea spider, Top-Sider, wolf spider


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