horse marine

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:
1810–20

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horse marine
 
n
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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