man on horseback


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man on horseback

n. pl. men on horseback
1. A man, usually a military leader, whose popular influence and power may afford him the position of dictator, as in a time of political crisis.
2. A dictator.

man′ on horse′back


n.
1. a military leader who has the potential to become dictator.
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man on horseback

noun
An absolute ruler, especially one who is harsh and oppressive:
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On his way he met a man on horseback who begged the hare of him, under the pretense of purchasing it.