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Rough Riders

noun
1.
the members of a volunteer regiment of cavalry organized by Theodore Roosevelt and Leonard Wood for service in the Spanish-American War.

roughrider

[ruhf-rahy-der] /ˈrʌfˈraɪ dər/
noun
1.
a person who breaks horses to the saddle.
2.
a person accustomed to rough or hard riding.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35; rough + rider
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British Dictionary definitions for Rough Riders

roughrider

/ˈrʌfˌraɪdə/
noun
1.
a rider of wild or unbroken horses
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Rough Riders in Culture

Rough Riders definition


The nickname of a volunteer group of cavalry led by Colonel Theodore Roosevelt in the Spanish-American War. They were famous for a victorious charge at the Battle of San Juan Hill in Cuba.

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