horse·​man | \ ˈhȯrs-mən How to pronounce horseman (audio) \

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 How to pronounce horsemanship (audio) \ noun

Examples of horseman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nothing fires the imagination of a horseman like a talented 2-year-old. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "Breeders' Cup Juvenile win shows better horses are finding their way to Brad Cox's barn," 6 Nov. 2020 Is the third horseman of the apocalypse Gordon Ramsay? Arkansas Online, "OPINION | MARY MCNAMARA: Harbinger of doom," 27 Sep. 2020 The urban horseman enjoyed local celebrity as an activist and Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s census ambassador before being charged with felony animal cruelty following his ride earlier this week. Chicago Tribune Staff,, "Daywatch: Officials warn of income tax spike, how flu shots will be different this year and why endangered mussels play a crucial role," 25 Sep. 2020 And every day seems to bring a new horseman of the apocalyptic variety. Wired Staff, Wired, "Join Us for This Year's Virtual WIRED25 Celebration," 9 Sep. 2020 His third horseman took the form of rising global mistrust, often spilling into hatred, amid discontent over inequality and the sense among too many that globalisation is not working. The Economist, "Time to rediscover statesmanship Three future scenarios for the UN," 20 June 2020 If this was not apocalyptic enough, a fifth horseman is now galloping around the globe. The Economist, "Time to rediscover statesmanship Three future scenarios for the UN," 20 June 2020 Zoom meetings, handkerchief masks, toilet paper and beans might as well be the four horsemen of the coronapocalypse. Soleil Ho,, "Two new cookbooks on beans perfect for coronavirus shelter-in-place cooking," 17 Apr. 2020 For the gauchos — nomadic horsemen who hold a place in Argentine culture similar to that held by cowboys here — malambo was a competition of footwork, a test of vigor. Brian Seibert, New York Times, "Adding Razzle-Dazzle to a Gaucho Dance Style," 11 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of horseman

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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10 Nov 2020

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“Horseman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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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 How to pronounce horseman (audio) \
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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