outrider

[out-rahy-der]
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noun
  1. a mounted attendant riding before or beside a carriage.
  2. (at a racetrack) a mounted rider who accompanies or leads a racehorse to the post.
  3. a person who goes in advance of an automobile or person to clear a passage.
  4. a person who leads the way or is a member of a vanguard; forerunner.
  5. a person who rides out or forth, especially a scout, cowhand, ranch hand, or the like.

Origin of outrider

1300–50; Middle English: official in a monastery; see out-, rider
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outrider

noun
  1. a person who goes ahead of a car, group of people, etc, to ensure a clear passage
  2. a person who goes in advance to investigate, discover a way, etc; scout
  3. a person who rides in front of or beside a carriage, esp as an attendant or guard
  4. US a mounted herdsman
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Word Origin and History for outrider
n.

mid-14c., from out (adv.) + rider.

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