outrider


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out·rid·er

 (out′rī′dər)
n.
1. A guide; an escort.
2. One that goes in advance; a forerunner.
3. A mounted attendant who rides in front of or beside a carriage.

outrider

(ˈaʊtˌraɪdə)
n
1. a person who goes ahead of a car, group of people, etc, to ensure a clear passage
2. a person who goes in advance to investigate, discover a way, etc; scout
3. a person who rides in front of or beside a carriage, esp as an attendant or guard
4. US a mounted herdsman

out•rid•er

(ˈaʊtˌraɪ dər)

n.
1. a mounted attendant riding before or beside a carriage.
2. a mounted rider who accompanies a racehorse to the post.
3. a person who goes in advance.
[1520–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.outrider - an escort who rides ahead (as a member of the vanguard)
bodyguard, escort - someone who escorts and protects a prominent person
Translations

outrider

[ˈaʊtˌraɪdəʳ] Nmotociclista mf de escolta

outrider

[ˈaʊtraɪdər] n (on motorcycle)motard m

outrider

[ˈaʊtˌraɪdəʳ] n (on motorcycle) → battistrada m inv
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A Monk there was, a fayre for the maistrie, An outrider that loved venerie; A manly man, to be an Abbot able, Full many a daintie horse had he in stable: And whan he rode, men might his bridle hear Gingeling in a whistling wind as clear, And eke as loud, as doth the chapell bell, There as this lord was keeper of the cell.
The mantelpieces are wide and high, and have not only time-pieces and cabbages sculptured over the front, but a real time-piece, which makes a prodigious ticking, on the top in the middle, with a flower-pot containing a cabbage standing on each extremity by way of outrider.
The sense of sleep was upon me, and with it the obstinacy which sleep brings as outrider.
It was of pure gold, and the arms of the Prince and Princess shone like a star upon it; the coachman, the footmen, and the outriders, for outriders were there, too, all wore golden crowns.
At the head of the caravan rode some two hundred warriors, five abreast, and a like number brought up the rear, while twenty-five or thirty outriders flanked us on either side.
There were very common hacks, with father and mother and all the children in them; conspicuous little open carriages with celebrated ladies of questionable reputation in them; there were Dukes and Duchesses abroad, with gorgeous footmen perched behind, and equally gorgeous outriders perched on each of the six horses; there were blue and silver, and green and gold, and pink and black, and all sorts and descriptions of stunning and startling liveries out, and I almost yearned to be a flunkey myself, for the sake of the fine clothes.
The tediousness of a two hours' wait at Petty France, in which there was nothing to be done but to eat without being hungry, and loiter about without anything to see, next followed -- and her admiration of the style in which they travelled, of the fashionable chaise and four -- postilions handsomely liveried, rising so regularly in their stirrups, and numerous outriders properly mounted, sunk a little under this consequent inconvenience.
And the coachman, with the outriders, is waiting in the lower court of the castle.
Seen in advance of all the other indications, the puffs of vapor they spouted, seemed their forerunning couriers and detached flying outriders.
At her own home, both at Southdown and at Trottermore Castle, this tall and awful missionary of the truth rode about the country in her barouche with outriders, launched packets of tracts among the cottagers and tenants, and would order Gaffer Jones to be converted, as she would order Goody Hicks to take a James's powder, without appeal, resistance, or benefit of clergy.
By FRED MUKINDADeputy President William Ruto's police outrider has died after he lost control of his motorbike on a Nairobi road.
OUTRIDER is a lightweight, canister launched UAS that has been designed by engineers at Lockheed Martin UK's Havant facility in partnership with Wirth Research, an engineering company with specialisation in aerodynamics and composite materials.