- a person who breaks horses to the saddle.
- a person accustomed to rough or hard riding.
Origin of roughrider
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Examples from the Web for roughrider
Then he stiffened and in all visible regards was again Old Chesty, the roughrider.Local Color
Irvin S. Cobb
I was described as his 'man Friday,' and as 'Roughrider Anderson.'Against Home Rule (1912)
Once active members of real Society; no woman could go back to "society," any more than a roughrider could return to a hobbyhorse.Our Androcentric Culture, or The Man Made World
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Underneath a roughrider hat Burton glimpsed her face as she looked off across the fields that marked the beginning of the course.Frank of Freedom Hill
Samuel A. Derieux
- a rider of wild or unbroken horses
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