Rough Rider

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1. A skilled rider of little-trained horses, especially one who breaks horses for riding.
2. Rough Rider A member of the First US Volunteer Cavalry regiment under Theodore Roosevelt in the Spanish-American War.
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Noun1.Rough Rider - a member of the volunteer cavalry regiment led by Theodore Roosevelt in the Spanish-American War (1898)Rough Rider - a member of the volunteer cavalry regiment led by Theodore Roosevelt in the Spanish-American War (1898)
cavalryman, trooper - a soldier mounted on horseback; "a cavalryman always takes good care of his mount"
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He had gone through South American revolutions, been a Rough Rider in Cuba, a scout in South Africa, a war correspondent in the Russo-Japanese war.
Ichabod became the object of whimsical persecution to Bones and his gang of rough riders. They harried his hitherto peaceful domains, smoked out his singing- school by stopping up the chimney, broke into the schoolhouse at night, in spite of its formidable fastenings of withe and window stakes, and turned everything topsy-turvy, so that the poor schoolmaster began to think all the witches in the country held their meetings there.
Dale Carnegie described how thoroughly Theodore Roosevelt did his homework: "Whether his visitor was a cowboy or a Rough Rider, a New York politician or a diplomat, Roosevelt knew what to say....
1902-05); The Rough Rider and Other Poems (1909); and April Airs (1916).
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Leonard Wood; rough rider, surgeon, architect of American imperialism.
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