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equestrian

[ih-kwes-tree-uh n] /ɪˈkwɛs tri ən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to horseback riding or horseback riders:
equestrian skill.
2.
mounted on horseback:
equestrian knights.
3.
representing a person mounted on a horse:
an equestrian statue.
4.
pertaining to or composed of knights or mounted warriors:
an equestrian code of honor.
5.
of or relating to the ancient Roman equites.
noun
6.
a person who rides horses.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Latin equestri(s) (compare eques horseman) + -an
Related forms
equestrianism, noun
nonequestrian, adjective, noun
unequestrian, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for un-equestrian

equestrian

/ɪˈkwɛstrɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to horses and riding
2.
on horseback; mounted
3.
depicting or representing a person on horseback: an equestrian statue
4.
of, relating to, or composed of Roman equites
5.
of, relating to, or composed of knights, esp the imperial free knights of the Holy Roman Empire
noun
6.
a person skilled in riding and horsemanship
Derived Forms
equestrianism, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin equestris, from eques horseman, knight, from equus horse
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Word Origin and History for un-equestrian

equestrian

adj.

1650s, formed in English from Latin equester (genitive equestris) "of a horseman," from eques "horseman, knight," from equus "horse" (see equine). As a noun, "one who rides on horseback," from 1791. The pseudo-French fem. equestrienne is attested from 1848.

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