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Meaning of HORSEMAN

Pronunciation:  'horsmun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a person who breeds and cares for horses
  2. [n]  a man skilled in equitation

HORSEMAN is a 8 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: equestrian, horse fancier, horseback rider
 See Also: animal fancier, broncobuster, buster, fox hunter, horsewoman, jockey, picador, postilion, postillion, rider, roughrider



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Horse"man\, n.; pl. {Horsemen}.
1. A rider on horseback; one skilled in the management of
   horses; a mounted man.

2. (Mil.) A mounted soldier; a cavalryman.

3. (Zo["o]l.)
   (a) A land crab of the genus {Ocypoda}, living on the
       coast of Brazil and the West Indies, noted for running
       very swiftly.
   (b) A West Indian fish of the genus {Eques}, as the
       light-horseman ({E. lanceolatus}).

Easton Bible Dictionary

Heb. ba'al parash, "master of a horse." The "horsemen" mentioned Ex. 14:9 were "mounted men", i.e., men who rode in chariots. The army of Pharaoh consisted of a chariot and infantry force. We find that at a later period, however, the Egyptians had cavalry (2 Chr. 12:3). (See HORSE.)

Thesaurus Terms
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