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

Examples of outrider in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of outrider

circa 1530


OUTRIDER Defined for English Language Learners

outrider

noun

Definition of outrider for English Language Learners

  • : 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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