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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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 From hay rides to a cemetery to maybe spotting the headless horseman, this is your ultimate Sleepy Hollow bucket list. 1. Sienna Fantozzi, House Beautiful, "The Best Things To Do In Sleepy Hollow On Halloween," 9 July 2018 One of Anderson’s best friends was Tom Gentry, a legendary Kentucky horseman and horse trader who was among the first to buy mares and sell their yearlings for millions. Tim Layden,, "Remembering Chic Anderson’s Legendary Call of Secretariat’s Record Run at 1973 Belmont Stakes," 4 June 2018 The four horsemen of this apocalypse have been Devin Nunes and Trey Gowdy, Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan. Fox News, "Nunes tightens screws in his probe into surveillance abuses," 3 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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