[syn: horseman, horse fancier]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Horseman \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.
(a) A land crab of the genus Ocypoda, living on the
coast of Brazil and the West Indies, noted for running
(b) A West Indian fish of the genus Eques, as the
light-horseman (Eques lanceolatus).
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a man skilled in equitation [syn: horseman, equestrian,
2: a person who breeds and cares for horses [syn: horseman,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
28 Moby Thesaurus words for "horseman":
broncobuster, buckaroo, caballero, cavalier, cavalryman, chevalier,
circus rider, cowboy, cowgirl, cowpuncher, equestrian,
equestrienne, gaucho, horse soldier, horseback rider, horsebacker,
horsewoman, jockey, knight, mounted policeman, postboy, postilion,
puncher, rider, roughrider, steeplechaser, trick rider, vaquero
Easton's 1897 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.)