[ ih-kwes-tree-en ]

  1. a woman who rides horses.

Origin of equestrienne

First recorded in 1860–65; equestri(an) + -enne

usage note For equestrienne

See -enne.

Words Nearby equestrienne

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How to use equestrienne in a sentence

  • You would not offer such an impertinence to an equestrienne, and you must remember that a "wheel" is only a metal horse.

    The Complete Bachelor | Walter Germain
  • Soft, rich cylinder about one inch thick made in the town of Banbury, famous for its spicy, citrus-peel buns and its equestrienne.

    The Complete Book of Cheese | Robert Carlton Brown
  • The equestrienne talked thus volubly as she led the way to the ante-room, her new acquaintance stumbling after her.

  • "Your horse needs exercise," said Henri to the equestrienne.

    Zibeline, Complete | Phillipe de Massa
  • The sub-deacon offered the equestrienne a flask sealed with blue wax.

    The Death of the Gods | Dmitri Mrejkowski

British Dictionary definitions for equestrienne


/ (ɪˌkwɛstrɪˈɛn) /

  1. a female rider on horseback, esp one in a circus who performs acrobatics

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