horseman

[ hawrs-muh n ]
/ ˈhɔrs mən /

noun, plural horse·men.

a person who is skilled in riding a horse.
a person on horseback.
a person who owns, breeds, trains, or tends horses.

Nearby words

  1. horsehead nebula,
  2. horsehide,
  3. horselaugh,
  4. horseleech,
  5. horseless carriage,
  6. horsemanship,
  7. horsemint,
  8. horsens,
  9. horseplay,
  10. horseplayer

Origin of horseman

First recorded in 1175–1225, horseman is from the Middle English word horsman. See horse, -man

Related formsun·der·horse·man, noun, plural un·der·horse·men.

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British Dictionary definitions for horseman

horseman

/ (ˈhɔːsmən) /

noun plural -men

a person who is skilled in riding or horsemanship
a person who rides a horse
Derived Formshorsewoman, fem n

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Word Origin and History for horseman

horseman

n.

c.1200, from horse (n.) + man (n.).

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