un·​horse ˌən-ˈhȯrs How to pronounce unhorse (audio)
unhorsed; unhorsing; unhorses

transitive verb

: to dislodge from or as if from a horse

Examples of unhorse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Entertainment will also include two knights in full armor charging and attempting to unhorse each other, a walk through a Dragon’s Den with life-like, mythical dragons and other activities for the entire family. Brendel Hightower, Detroit Free Press, 14 July 2022 Chen, the three-time defending world champion, will be going for his fourth straight Grand Prix title and will be favored to unhorse Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu at the Olympics. John Powers, BostonGlobe.com, 13 Nov. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unhorse was in the 14th century

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“Unhorse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unhorse. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


un·​horse ˌən-ˈhȯ(ə)rs How to pronounce unhorse (audio)
: to cause to fall from a horse : overthrow, unseat
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