- a mounted attendant riding before or beside a carriage.
- (at a racetrack) a mounted rider who accompanies or leads a racehorse to the post.
- a person who goes in advance of an automobile or person to clear a passage.
- a person who leads the way or is a member of a vanguard; forerunner.
- a person who rides out or forth, especially a scout, cowhand, ranch hand, or the like.
Origin of outrider
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Examples from the Web for outrider
"And really, uncle, we need no one at all as an outrider," said Laura.Victor's Triumph
Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
The sense of sleep was upon me, and with it the obstinacy which sleep brings as outrider.Dracula
The boar was in his lair, and the outrider who had turned him aside answered for him.Marguerite de Valois
Their carriage was very handsome, with four black horses and an outrider.Letters of a Diplomat's Wife
Mary King Waddington
Ivn Petrvich went up to his parents' monument, bowed to it, and went back to be helped into his six-in-hand with an outrider.
- a person who goes ahead of a car, group of people, etc, to ensure a clear passage
- a person who goes in advance to investigate, discover a way, etc; scout
- a person who rides in front of or beside a carriage, esp as an attendant or guard
- US a mounted herdsman
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Word Origin and History for outrider
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