outrider

noun
out·​rid·​er | \ˈau̇t-ˌrī-dər \

Definition of outrider 

1 : a mounted attendant

2 : one who escorts or clears the way for a vehicle or person

3 : forerunner, harbinger outriders of a new political movement

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Examples of outrider in a Sentence

sexologist Alfred Kinsey is now viewed as an outrider of the sexual revolution of the 1960s

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As one of two head outriders for the Maryland Jockey Club responsible for keeping order on the racetrack, Kaymarie Kreidel has to be mounted on a horse that is alert but calm. Mary Carole Mccauley, baltimoresun.com, "Meet Butterscotch the goat, barn mascot for a Preakness outrider and her horses," 18 May 2018 More than 50 additional cameras will be also used, including a helmet camera on the outrider, who escorts the winning horse and jockey to the winner’s circle. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Here's what Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir wore to Kentucky Derby 2018," 3 May 2018 If Trump’s media outriders were delighted by his effort to kick up a dust storm, some of his own staffers were less enthused. John Cassidy, The New Yorker, "Why Trump’s Latest Obama Accusation Could Backfire," 6 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of outrider

circa 1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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outrider

noun

English Language Learners Definition of outrider

: a person (such as a police officer) who rides a horse or motorcycle next to or in front of a vehicle that is carrying an important person as a form of protection

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