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
2 : dictator

First Known Use of man on horseback

1860, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Man on horseback.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/man%20on%20horseback. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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