horse·​man | \ ˈhȯrs-mən \

Definition of horseman

1 : a rider or driver of horses especially : one whose skill is exceptional
2 : a person skilled in caring for or managing horses
3 : a person who breeds or raises horses

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Other Words from horseman

horsemanship \ ˈhȯrs-​mən-​ˌship \ noun

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Saturday’s rally in Meskel Square, however, went off without a hitch and featured horsemen, traditional warrior dress and about 100,000 people to welcome the OLF leaders. Paul Schemm, The Seattle Times, "Ethiopia’s ethnic divides rock capital," 17 Sep. 2018 Four skeletal horsemen of the Apocalypse ride out of a piece of wood at the San Diego County Fair's Design in Wood exhibit, their black capes and the horses' manes looking tossed by the wind. Barbara Henry,, "Fair's Design in Wood exhibit a feast for the eyes," 7 June 2018 And like Whitneys, Phippses, and Belmonts before him, O’Hara thought becoming a horseman would help cleanse his lowly pedigree. Richard E. Farley, Town & Country, "The Great American Racetrack War," 9 June 2017 Only a smattering of hardcore horsemen will see it as anything more sinister than a percentage play. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "Of course Audible scratched. WinStar Farms has too much money at stake," 25 May 2018 That is why the Eurasian steppe is fringed to the south with barriers designed to forestall horsemen. Felipe Fernández-armesto, WSJ, "‘Walls: A History of Civilization in Blood and Brick’ Review: . . . and Stay Out!," 13 Sep. 2018 Headless Horseman Statue The 18-foot high sculpture on a small grass island in the middle of Route 9 shows the horseman chasing Ichabod Crane on horseback. Sienna Fantozzi, House Beautiful, "The Best Things To Do In Sleepy Hollow On Halloween," 9 July 2018 The Michigan horsemen received a percentage of that money, which provided them with their prize money. Jeff Seidel, Detroit Free Press, "Hazel Park Raceway closure causes ripple: 'You don't do people like this'," 15 Apr. 2018 Like peeling an onion Michael Cintas is a career horseman who worked with Lipari for years. Jeff Mcdonald,, "#MeToo movement prompts disclosure of alleged sexual abuse at La Jolla Farms Stables," 8 July 2018

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First Known Use of horseman

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of horseman

: a person (especially a man) who rides horses

: a person (especially a man) who breeds or raises horses


horse·​man | \ ˈhȯrs-mən \
plural horsemen\ -​mən \

Kids Definition of horseman

1 : a horseback rider
2 : a person skilled in handling horses

Other Words from horseman

horsemanship \ -​ˌship \ noun

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