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[hawrs-muh n] /ˈhɔrs mən/
noun, plural horsemen.
a person who is skilled in riding a horse.
a person on horseback.
a person who owns, breeds, trains, or tends horses.
Origin of horseman
First recorded in 1175-1225, horseman is from the Middle English word horsman. See horse, -man
Related forms
underhorseman, noun, plural underhorsemen. Unabridged
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  • Riding at my side was a horseman, and by the flash of his pistol I saw it pointing to the ground at our horses' feet.

  • It cannot be overtaken by a horseman, and its capture is generally the result of some stratagem.

    The Giraffe Hunters Mayne Reid
  • A clatter of hoofs was heard, and Orde looked up with vexation, but his brow cleared as a horseman halted under the porch.

  • This horseman was the master of the hacienda, Don Augustin Peña.

    Wood Rangers Mayne Reid
  • Every archer was stringing his bow; every footman was brandishing his pike; every horseman was mounting his steed.

    Cressy and Poictiers John G. (John George) Edgar
British Dictionary definitions for horseman


noun (pl) -men
a person who is skilled in riding or horsemanship
a person who rides a horse
Derived Forms
horsewoman, noun:feminine
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Word Origin and History for horseman

c.1200, from horse (n.) + man (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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