noun (1)
cours·​er | \ ˈkȯr-sər How to pronounce courser (audio) \

Definition of courser

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a swift or spirited horse : charger


noun (2)

Definition of courser (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a dog for coursing
2 : one that courses : huntsman
3 : any of various Old World birds (subfamily Cursoriinae of the family Glareolidae) noted for their speed in running

First Known Use of courser

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for courser

Noun (1)

Middle English corsour, corser, borrowed from Anglo-French curser, courcer, from cours, curs "run, race, course entry 1" (continental Old French, "rapid pace") + -er -er entry 2

Noun (2)

course entry 2 + -er entry 2

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“Courser.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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