equestrian

[ ih-kwes-tree-uh n ]
/ ɪˈkwɛs tri ən /

adjective

of or relating to horseback riding or horseback riders: equestrian skill.
mounted on horseback: equestrian knights.
representing a person mounted on a horse: an equestrian statue.
pertaining to or composed of knights or mounted warriors: an equestrian code of honor.
of or relating to the ancient Roman equites.

noun

a person who rides horses.

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Origin of equestrian

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

OTHER WORDS FROM equestrian

e·ques·tri·an·ism, nounnon·e·ques·tri·an, adjective, nounun·e·ques·tri·an, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for equestrian

equestrian
/ (ɪˈkwɛstrɪən) /

adjective

of or relating to horses and riding
on horseback; mounted
depicting or representing a person on horsebackan equestrian statue
of, relating to, or composed of Roman equites
of, relating to, or composed of knights, esp the imperial free knights of the Holy Roman Empire

noun

a person skilled in riding and horsemanship

Derived forms of equestrian

equestrianism, noun

Word Origin for equestrian

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