[ reynz-muhn ]
/ ˈreɪnz mən /
Save This Word!

noun, plural reins·men.
a person who rides or drives horses, especially a skillful one, as a jockey or harness driver.
Apostrophes can be tricky; prove you know the difference between "it’s" and "its" in this crafty quiz!
Question 1 of 8
On the farm, the feed for chicks is significantly different from the roosters’; ______ not even comparable.

Origin of reinsman

First recorded in 1850–55; rein + -s3 + -man
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use reinsman in a sentence

  • The old man sat pale and ashy, but driving like the born reinsman that he was.

    The Bishop of Cottontown|John Trotwood Moore
  • He was not a showy reinsman, but noted for keeping his team well and long together.

    The Old Pike|Thomas B. Searight

British Dictionary definitions for reinsman

/ (ˈreɪnzmən) /

noun plural -men
Australian and NZ the driver in a trotting race
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012