a mounted attendant riding before or beside a carriage.
(at a racetrack) a mounted rider
who accompanies or leads a racehorse to the post.
a person who goes in advance of an automobile or person to clear a passage.
a person who leads the way or is a member of a vanguard; forerunner.
a person who rides out or forth, especially a scout, cowhand, ranch hand, or the like.
Origin: 1300–50; Middle English:
official in a monastery; see out-
is always a great word to know.
So is doohickey. Does it mean: