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

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Thank the horsemen for putting up with all the changes. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Del Mar meet comes to a safe end," 2 Sep. 2019 The horsemen reasonably relied upon those assurances to their detriment. Washington Post, "Lawsuit by owner, trainer targets New Mexico horse racing," 29 Aug. 2019 Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman, a Democrat and longtime Maryland horseman, is among those who argue that the state benefits from commissioners who understand the horse racing business. Doug Donovan,, "Maryland horse racing commission dominated by industry players. They manage cash awards -- and win them.," 22 Aug. 2019 The look boasted a colorful yesteryear graphic print of armored knights, jousting horsemen, and a canoodling prince and princess. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "With His Latest Outfit, Post Malone Is Serving Game of Thrones Realness," 7 Aug. 2019 Seldom spotted without a cowboy hat and boots, Blakely is an avid horseman. Ashley Remkus |, al, "Indicted Alabama sheriff co-owns racehorse with county commissioner," 30 Aug. 2019 Leonard is forced off his father's farm in a shocking incident and wanders hither and thither, becoming a slave to gypsies, a farmworker, a sailor, a diver and a horseman. Dallas News, "Don't let a bad reader ruin your audiobook experience: Here are recordings to savor — and to avoid," 20 Aug. 2019 People have noted that biblically, the four horsemen are sent by God to unleash wrath upon the sinful, but Kennedy probably meant it as an insult. Jennifer Wright, Harper's BAZAAR, "The #SquadGoals Message of Hope," 31 July 2019 Del Mar’s financial burden has not be felt by horsemen this summer. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Del Mar gets encouraging news with 2020 racing schedule," 22 Aug. 2019

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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 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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