courser

1 of 2

noun (1)

cours·​er ˈkȯr-sər How to pronounce courser (audio)
: a swift or spirited horse : charger

courser

2 of 2

noun (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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of courser was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Courser.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/courser. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

courser

noun

cours·​er
ˈkōr-sər,
ˈkȯr-
: a swift or spirited horse

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