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[hawrs-muh n] /ˈhɔrs mən/
noun, plural horsemen.
a person who is skilled in riding a horse.
a person on horseback.
a person who owns, breeds, trains, or tends horses.
Origin of horseman
1175-1225; Middle English horsman. See horse, -man
Related forms
underhorseman, noun, plural underhorsemen. Unabridged
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  • He was as punctilious about his honour, as fine a horseman and as deep in debt as any of them.
  • The steady hand of a devoted horseman is easily recognized throughout the film.
British Dictionary definitions for horseman


noun (pl) -men
a person who is skilled in riding or horsemanship
a person who rides a horse
Derived Forms
horsewoman, noun:feminine
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Word Origin and History for horseman

c.1200, from horse (n.) + man (n.).

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horseman in the Bible

Heb. ba'al parash, "master of a horse." The "horsemen" mentioned Ex. 14:9 were "mounted men", i.e., men who rode in chariots. The army of Pharaoh consisted of a chariot and infantry force. We find that at a later period, however, the Egyptians had cavalry (2 Chr. 12:3). (See HORSE.)

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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