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[hawrs-woo m-uh n] /ˈhɔrsˌwʊm ən/
noun, plural horsewomen.
a woman who rides on horseback.
a woman who is skilled in managing or riding horses.
Origin of horsewoman
1555-65; horse + woman
Related forms
horsewomanship, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The firm, bare body of the horsewoman shone in the morning sun, and her floating red hair matched the colour of the stallion.

    The Death of the Gods Dmitri Mrejkowski
  • The horsewoman's cheeks were bright red with exercise and joy.

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
  • At the top of the rise the horsewoman drew rein and shaded her eyes with a gauntleted hand.

    The Real Man Francis Lynde
  • Every horsewoman should have at least a general knowledge of when and with what to feed her horse.

  • Later on, confidence will come with increasing knowledge, and so her education as a horsewoman will be properly begun.

  • The Englishman sat his horse well; but it was evident his companion was not a horsewoman.

    The Angel of the Gila: Cora Marsland
  • At the gate he picked up his man, and, riding leisurely along, sought to learn from that wizened old Hindu the horsewoman's name.

    The Three Sapphires W. A. Fraser
  • I strolled to the corral and cast a horsewoman's eye on my mount.

    Tenting To-night Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Nora had been eager to see something of the round-up, and as she was no horsewoman her mistress took her out one day in her motor.

    Wyoming, a Story of the Outdoor West William MacLeod Raine
  • But she was a land-woman, a horsewoman—a—she was the universal woman.

    The Night-Born Jack London
Word Origin and History for horsewoman

1560s, from horse (n.) + woman. Cf. horseman.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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