rough·​ri·​der | \ ˈrəf-ˈrī-dər How to pronounce roughrider (audio) \

Definition of roughrider

1 : one who is accustomed to riding unbroken or little-trained horses
2 usually Rough Rider : a member of the first U.S. Volunteer Cavalry regiment in the Spanish-American War commanded by Theodore Roosevelt

Examples of roughrider in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But McLaughlin said those deputies were assigned to specific events, not as full-time roughriders. Daniel Bice, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Whoa: New Milwaukee County sheriff puts David Clarke's horse patrol out to pasture," 10 Oct. 2017 The Roughriders defeated powerhouse Snohomish for the title. Jayda Evans, The Seattle Times, "From Archbishop Murphy to Todd Beamer, coaches name All-State boys soccer teams," 21 June 2017 Roughriders (@sskroughriders) June 17, 2017 Toronto Argonauts: Bear Woods, linebacker, Troy; Chandler Worthy, wide receiver, Troy. Mark Inabinett,, "4 Auburn players stick on CFL rosters," 19 June 2017

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First Known Use of roughrider

1574, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Roughrider.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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