courser


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cours·er 1

 (kôr′sər)
n.
1. A dog trained for coursing.
2. A huntsman.

cours·er 2

 (kôr′sər)
n.
A swift horse; a charger.

courser

(ˈkɔːsə)
n
1. (Hunting) a person who courses hounds or dogs, esp greyhounds
2. (Hunting) a hound or dog trained for coursing

courser

(ˈkɔːsə)
n
(Horse Training, Riding & Manège) literary a swift horse; steed
[C13: from Old French coursier, from cours course]

courser

(ˈkɔːsə)
n
(Animals) a terrestrial plover-like shore bird, such as Cursorius cursor (cream-coloured courser), of the subfamily Cursoriinae of desert and semidesert regions of the Old World: family Glareolidae, order Charadriiformes
[C18: from Latin cursōrius suited for running, from cursus course]

cours•er1

(ˈkɔr sər, ˈkoʊr-)

n.
1. a person or thing that courses.
2. a dog for coursing.
[1585–95]

cours•er2

(ˈkɔr sər, ˈkoʊr-)

n.
a swift horse.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French coursier < Vulgar Latin *cursārius= Latin curs(us) course + -ārius -ary; see -er2]

cours•er3

(ˈkɔr sər, ˈkoʊr-)

n.
any of various swift-footed, ploverlike birds of the family Glareolidae, esp. of the genera Cursorius and Rhinoptilus, inhabiting arid regions of Africa and S Asia.
[1760–70; irreg. < New Latin cursōrius fit for running = Latin cur(rere) to run + -sōrius, for -tōrius -tory1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.courser - a huntsman who hunts small animals with fast dogs that use sight rather than scent to follow their prey
hunter, huntsman - someone who hunts game
2.courser - formerly a strong swift horse ridden into battle
warhorse - horse used in war
3.courser - a dog trained for coursing
hunting dog - a dog used in hunting game
4.courser - swift-footed terrestrial plover-like bird of southern Asia and Africacourser - swift-footed terrestrial plover-like bird of southern Asia and Africa; related to the pratincoles
limicoline bird, shore bird, shorebird - any of numerous wading birds that frequent mostly seashores and estuaries
family Glareolidae, Glareolidae - Old World shorebirds: pratincoles and coursers
cream-colored courser, Cursorius cursor - courser of desert and semidesert regions of the Old World
crocodile bird, Pluvianus aegyptius - African courser that feeds on insect parasites on crocodiles
Translations

courser

n
(= dog)Hatz- or Hetzhund m
(poet: = horse) → (schnelles) Ross (liter)
References in classic literature ?
The courser paw'd the ground with restless feet, And snorting foam'd and champ'd the golden bit.
The riders would leap them over my hand, as I held it on the ground; and one of the emperor's huntsmen, upon a large courser, took my foot, shoe and all; which was indeed a prodigious leap.
And eftsoons taking on him knighthood, and mounting on that strange courser, he went forth with her on that adventure, where beginneth the first book, viz.
The scattered Indians started at the well-known cry, as coursers bound at the signal to quit the goal; and directly there arose such a yell along the plain, and through the arches of the wood, as seldom burst from human lips before.
I added this saving clause, in the moment of rejecting four richly caparisoned coursers which I had had wild thoughts of harnessing.
The lackeys on their part, like the coursers of Hippolytus, shared the sadness of their masters.
For Tom-all-Alone's and Lincoln's Inn Fields persist in harnessing themselves, a pair of ungovernable coursers, to the chariot of Mr.
Little by little, whether they were warming to their work, or whether they were urged, they gained in swiftness, and once past Bercy, the carriage seemed to fly, so great was the ardor of the coursers.
Sometimes, there was the clash of armour, and the gleaming of the moon on caps of steel; and, at others, jaded coursers were spurred up to the gate, and a female form glided hurriedly forth, as if eager to demand tidings of the weary messenger.
keeping his seat, of course) like the late lamented Ducrow on two of his fiery coursers.
Upon hearing her revised statement, they would no doubt be expected to forget their fears about piling on the pounds and tuck into a tasty three- courser.
But last night, one former courser told the Daily Mirror that this is just the tip of the iceberg.