eques·​tri·​enne | \ i-ˌkwe-strē-ˈen How to pronounce equestrienne (audio) \

Definition of equestrienne

: a girl or woman who rides on horseback

Examples of equestrienne in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By 1918, the company employed around 250 performers, from acrobats to equestriennes, clowns to lion tamers. Lorraine Boissoneault, Smithsonian, "The Hammond Train Wreck of 1918 Killed Scores of Circus Performers," 22 June 2018 Kate's other talent Before pursuing a modeling career at age 15, Upton was a competitive equestrienne who won 4 championships. Fox News, "6 things you didn't know about Kate Upton," 10 May 2018 The New Canaan Troop (still in existence today) was founded by young Carr's riding instructor and mentor, the renowned 20th c. American equestrienne and author, Margaret Cabell Self. courant.com, "Richard Stewart Carr Jr.," 28 Feb. 2018 Anne Marguerite Moe, a retired editor and proofreader and Howard County equestrienne, died of ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Sept. 3 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. Jacques Kelly, baltimoresun.com, "Anne Moe, editor and equestrienne, dies," 22 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of equestrienne

1823, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for equestrienne

equestr(ian) entry 2 + -ienne (as in tragedienne)

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“Equestrienne.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/equestrienne. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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