out·​rid·​er ˈau̇t-ˌrī-dər How to pronounce outrider (audio)
: a mounted attendant
: one who escorts or clears the way for a vehicle or person
: forerunner, harbinger
outriders of a new political movement

Example Sentences

sexologist Alfred Kinsey is now viewed as an outrider of the sexual revolution of the 1960s
Recent Examples on the Web The 3-year-old trained by Richard Mandella was quickly controlled by an outrider after the finish. Bill Center, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Nov. 2022 Speaking from Lexington, Kentucky, Reed praised the outrider for his efforts in trying to get Rich Strike to calm down after an intense race. Brooks Holton, USA TODAY, 10 May 2022 Speaking from Lexington, Reed praised the outrider for his efforts in trying to get Rich Strike to calm down after an intense race. Brooks Holton, The Courier-Journal, 9 May 2022 Through the front doors — which boast double leather horse collars — the home’s entryway features an equine sculpture placed on a piece that Churchill Downs outrider Lee Lockwood once had atop his horse. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, 28 Apr. 2022 Morfin was also accused of using profanity toward the outrider on duty. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 21 June 2021 Morning outrider John Cortez cited Salcedo on April 1. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 19 Apr. 2021 So, it was decided the best way to handle this was to have Santa Anita’s security to issue a citation after the infraction was reported by an outrider. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 29 Nov. 2020 The colt was caught by an outrider and transported back to a barn. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 25 Apr. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of outrider was circa 1530

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“Outrider.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outrider. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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out·​rid·​er ˈau̇t-ˌrīd-ər How to pronounce outrider (audio)
: a mounted escort
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