Rough Riders

Rough Riders

noun
the members of a volunteer regiment of cavalry organized by Theodore Roosevelt and Leonard Wood for service in the Spanish-American War.
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roughrider

[ruhf-rahy-der]
noun
1.
a person who breaks horses to the saddle.
2.
a person accustomed to rough or hard riding.

Origin:
1725–35; rough + rider

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roughrider (ˈrʌfˌraɪdə)
 
n
a rider of wild or unbroken horses

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Rough Riders definition


The nickname of a volunteer group of cavalry led by Colonel Theodore Roosevelt in the Spanish-American War. They were famous for a victorious charge at the Battle of San Juan Hill in Cuba.

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