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horse marine

noun
1.
(formerly) a marine mounted on horseback or a cavalryman doing duty on shipboard.
2.
a person out of his or her proper or natural place.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20
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British Dictionary definitions for horse marine

horse marine

noun (US)
1.
(formerly) a mounted marine or cavalryman serving in a ship
2.
someone out of his natural element, as if a member of an imaginary body of marine cavalry
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