coursers

courser

1 [kawr-ser, kohr-]
noun
1.
a person or thing that courses.
2.
a dog for coursing.

Origin:
1585–95; course + -er1

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courser

2 [kawr-ser, kohr-]
noun Literary.
a swift horse.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French coursier < Vulgar Latin *cursārius, equivalent to Latin curs(us) course + -ārius -ary; see -er2

courser

3 [kawr-ser, kohr-]
noun
any of several swift-footed, ploverlike birds of the genera Cursorius and Pluvianus, chiefly of the desert regions of Asia and Africa.

Origin:
1760–70; irregular < Neo-Latin cursōrius fitted for running, equivalent to Latin cur(rere) to run + -sōrius, for -tōrius -tory1; cf. course

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courser1 (ˈkɔːsə)
 
n
1.  a person who courses hounds or dogs, esp greyhounds
2.  a hound or dog trained for coursing

courser2 (ˈkɔːsə)
 
n
literary a swift horse; steed
 
[C13: from Old French coursier, from courscourse]

courser3 (ˈkɔːsə)
 
n
a terrestrial plover-like shore bird, such as Cursorius cursor (cream-coloured courser), of the subfamily Cursoriinae of desert and semidesert regions of the Old World: family Glareolidae, order Charadriiformes
 
[C18: from Latin cursōrius suited for running, from cursuscourse]

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courser
large, powerful horse," c.1300, from O.Fr. corsier, from V.L. *cursarius, from L. cursus (see course).
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