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[hawrs-muh n]
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noun, plural horse·men.
  1. a person who is skilled in riding a horse.
  2. a person on horseback.
  3. a person who owns, breeds, trains, or tends horses.
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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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Related Words for horseman

jockey, equestrian, cowboy, postilion, gaucho, broncobuster, roughrider, cavalryman, dragoon, buckaroo, equerry

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Contemporary Examples of horseman

Historical Examples of horseman

  • And then, by chance, the circle of Andy's sight embraced the body of a horseman.

  • Mr. Horseman also joined the Conservatives in opposing the bill.

    The Grand Old Man

    Richard B. Cook

  • It jarred him to hear this horseman refer to Allis as "the Porter gal."


    W. A. Fraser

  • We told her of the horseman we had just left; and led her back to the spot.

    Ned Myers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • Just at this time, from a cross-road, emerged a horseman,—it was Maltravers.

British Dictionary definitions for horseman


noun plural -men
  1. a person who is skilled in riding or horsemanship
  2. a person who rides a horse
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Derived Formshorsewoman, fem n
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Word Origin and History for horseman


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

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