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Definition of "roughrider" []

  • A skilled rider of little-trained horses, especially one who breaks horses for riding. (noun)
  • A member of the First U.S. Volunteer Cavalry regiment under Theodore Roosevelt in the Spanish-American War. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "roughrider" in a sentence
  • ""I've found him at last," said a friend, a Texas civilian and ex-roughrider."
  • "Once active members of real Society; no woman could go back to "society," any more than a roughrider could return to a hobbyhorse."
  • "The Joven, having met with no serious accidents during the two years he had officiated as roughrider, had kept his nerve, and was still young enough to enjoy his hazardous duties most thoroughly."