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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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 The dragon egg has a $2,000 price tag, while the creator of the four horsemen is asking $12,500 for that piece. Barbara Henry,, "Fair's Design in Wood exhibit a feast for the eyes," 7 June 2018 Both are accomplished horsemen and work cattle on the weekends at a friend’s ranch. Joe Drape, New York Times, "On an Arizona Road Trip, Miles of Family Firsts," 12 June 2018 The rights to sire offspring from Justify were purchased by Coolmore Stud, an Irish thoroughbred program, from an eclectic group consisting of an NFL executive, Chinese investors, a proper Kentucky horseman and others. Christina Capatides, CBS News, "Justify becomes most valuable racehorse ever with $75M breeding deal," 12 June 2018 There was also some pushback from the horsemen who were losing some potential training time with an 11:30 a.m. or noon first post. John Cherwa,, "Racing! Our weekly handicapping lesson and more," 28 Apr. 2018 The athletic build and the gentle nature of the Fijian horses will stir the emotions of not only experienced horsemen but of beginners as well. Town & Country, "These Are the 83 Top Hotels Around the World," 6 Oct. 2016

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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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