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outrider

[out-rahy-der] /ˈaʊtˌraɪ dər/
noun
1.
a mounted attendant riding before or beside a carriage.
2.
(at a racetrack) a mounted rider who accompanies or leads a racehorse to the post.
3.
a person who goes in advance of an automobile or person to clear a passage.
4.
a person who leads the way or is a member of a vanguard; forerunner.
5.
a person who rides out or forth, especially a scout, cowhand, ranch hand, or the like.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English: official in a monastery; see out-, rider
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  • The strong syllable in an outriding foot has always a great stress and after the outrider follows a short pause.
British Dictionary definitions for outrider

outrider

/ˈaʊtˌraɪdə/
noun
1.
a person who goes ahead of a car, group of people, etc, to ensure a clear passage
2.
a person who goes in advance to investigate, discover a way, etc; scout
3.
a person who rides in front of or beside a carriage, esp as an attendant or guard
4.
(US) a mounted herdsman
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Word Origin and History for outrider
n.

mid-14c., from out (adv.) + rider.

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