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[hawrs-woo m-uh n] /ˈhɔrsˌwʊm ən/
noun, plural horsewomen.
a woman who rides on horseback.
a woman who is skilled in managing or riding horses.
Origin of horsewoman
First recorded in 1555-65; horse + woman
Related forms
horsewomanship, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The horsewoman's cheeks were bright red with exercise and joy.

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
  • You are far too good a horsewoman, though you were nervous for the moment.'

    A Modern Mercenary

    Kate Prichard and Hesketh Vernon Hesketh-Prichard
  • Every horsewoman should have at least a general knowledge of when and with what to feed her horse.

  • I thought the Marquise Desmoines was a horsewoman, she said.

    Dust Julian Hawthorne
  • She was a horsewoman and a hunter, and she had a sentimental fondness for Indians.

  • The Englishman sat his horse well; but it was evident his companion was not a horsewoman.

    The Angel of the Gila: Cora Marsland
  • I strolled to the corral and cast a horsewoman's eye on my mount.

    Tenting To-night Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • But she was a land-woman, a horsewoman—a—she was the universal woman.

    The Night-Born Jack London
  • Anne is not a horsewoman; besides I wont endanger a friends interest, even for the sake of getting Ralph off my hands.

    Merkland Mrs. Oliphant
  • If reckless riding and a smart habit make a horsewoman, Polly Preece was a very Amazon.

Word Origin and History for horsewoman

1560s, from horse (n.) + woman. Cf. horseman.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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