[ 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.

Origin of horseman

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

Related forms

un·der·horse·man, noun, plural un·der·horse·men. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for horseman


/ (ˈhɔːsmən) /

noun plural -men

a person who is skilled in riding or horsemanship
a person who rides a horse

Derived Forms

horsewoman, fem n
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