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)