[ ih-kwes-tree-uhn ]
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  1. of or relating to horseback riding or horseback riders: equestrian skill.

  2. mounted on horseback: equestrian knights.

  1. representing a person mounted on a horse: an equestrian statue.

  2. pertaining to or composed of knights or mounted warriors: an equestrian code of honor.

  3. of or relating to the ancient Roman equites.

  1. a person who rides horses.

Origin of equestrian

1650–60; <Latin equestri(s) (compare eques horseman) + -an

Other words from equestrian

  • e·ques·tri·an·ism, noun
  • non·e·ques·tri·an, adjective, noun
  • un·e·ques·tri·an, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for equestrian


/ (ɪˈkwɛstrɪən) /

  1. of or relating to horses and riding

  2. on horseback; mounted

  1. depicting or representing a person on horseback: an equestrian statue

  2. of, relating to, or composed of Roman equites

  3. of, relating to, or composed of knights, esp the imperial free knights of the Holy Roman Empire

  1. a person skilled in riding and horsemanship

Origin of equestrian

C17: from Latin equestris, from eques horseman, knight, from equus horse

Derived forms of equestrian

  • equestrianism, noun

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