man on horseback

noun phrase

Definition of man on horseback

1 : a usually military figure whose ambitions and popularity mark him as a potential dictator

First Known Use of man on horseback

1860, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about man on horseback

Time Traveler for man on horseback

Time Traveler

The first known use of man on horseback was in 1860

See more words from the same year

Statistics for man on horseback

Cite this Entry

“Man on horseback.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/man%20on%20horseback. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

More from Merriam-Webster on man on horseback

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for man on horseback

Comments on man on horseback

What made you want to look up man on horseback? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words of Snow and Ice Quiz

  • image1037863653
  • Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!