horse·​wom·​an | \ ˈhȯrs-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce horsewoman (audio) \

Definition of horsewoman

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

Examples of horsewoman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition to working as a model, founding a film production company, Swoon, and writing for magazines, Casiraghi is an experienced horsewoman. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 25 Jan. 2022 His wife, who died in 2013, was also a competitive horsewoman, who in 1978 won the grueling annual Green Spring Old Fashion, riding John Vale, her horse. Frederick N. Rasmussen,, 17 Sep. 2021 Babst is the daughter of a serious horsewoman who won prizes by demurely riding sidesaddle — and other times appearing in drag as a man. Margaret Wappler, Los Angeles Times, 11 Aug. 2021 Finally, Pamela — denounced by Nancy to British authorities as an anti-Semite during the war — lived a comparatively quietly life in the country with her lover, Italian horsewoman Giuditta Tomasi. Anne Cohen,, 30 July 2021 The third team member, Sara Katz, now a professional horsewoman in Virginia, grew up in Maryland and was a member of the Elkridge-Harford Pony club in her youth. Maryanna Skowronski,, 24 Mar. 2021 Her body was buried with her legs bowed, in the position of a horsewoman, with two spears alongside. National Geographic, 18 June 2020 My mother, Aileen, a keen horsewoman, didn't really share his interest. John Pearley Huffman, Car and Driver, 12 Apr. 2020 At the time of Kelsey's disappearance, phone records show that Patrick Frazee was in touch with Krystal Kenney Lee — a nurse and avid horsewoman who grew up here. CBS News, 23 Nov. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of horsewoman

circa 1578, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Horsewoman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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horse·​wom·​an | \ ˈhȯrs-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce horsewoman (audio) \
plural horsewomen\ -​ˌwi-​mən \

Kids Definition of horsewoman

: a woman skilled in riding on horseback or in handling horses

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