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[ih-kwes-tree-en] /ɪˌkwɛs triˈɛn/
a woman who rides horses.
Origin of equestrienne
First recorded in 1860-65; equestri(an) + -enne
Usage note
See -enne. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for equestrienne
Historical Examples
  • "Your horse needs exercise," said Henri to the equestrienne.

    Zibeline, Complete Phillipe de Massa
  • The sub-deacon offered the equestrienne a flask sealed with blue wax.

    The Death of the Gods Dmitri Mrejkowski
  • Even without appearing as an equestrienne you have contrived to be exiled and repudiated.

    A Noble Name Claire Von Glmer
  • You would not offer such an impertinence to an equestrienne, and you must remember that a "wheel" is only a metal horse.

    The Complete Bachelor Walter Germain
  • Soft, rich cylinder about one inch thick made in the town of Banbury, famous for its spicy, citrus-peel buns and its equestrienne.

    The Complete Book of Cheese Robert Carlton Brown
  • The equestrienne talked thus volubly as she led the way to the ante-room, her new acquaintance stumbling after her.

British Dictionary definitions for equestrienne


a female rider on horseback, esp one in a circus who performs acrobatics
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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