(formerly) a marine mounted on horseback or a cavalryman doing duty on shipboard.
a person out of his or her proper or natural place.
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Origin of horse marine
First recorded in 1810–20
Words nearby horse marine
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Example sentences from the Web for horse marine
What, do you mean to say that lankey, horse-marine looking fellow is as bad as that!Varney the Vampire|Thomas Preskett Prest
He did not look much like a horse-marine, but reminded me more of a city hosier.The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson, Volumes One and Two|Harriette Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for horse marine
(formerly) a mounted marine or cavalryman serving in a ship
someone out of his natural element, as if a member of an imaginary body of marine cavalry
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