a woman who rides horses.

Origin of equestrienne

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

Usage note

See -enne.
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Examples from the Web for equestrienne

Historical Examples of equestrienne

  • "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

  • Even without appearing as an equestrienne you have contrived to be exiled and repudiated.

    A Noble Name

    Claire Von Glmer

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for equestrienne



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