equestrian

[ ih-kwes-tree-uh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF equestrian

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We are reminded, however, that they survived, by an act of equestrian audacity.

We have said that it was the second equestrian statue produced in America.

Everybody wears these leather boots just as everyone is an equestrian.

They are equestrian in their habits, and shew to great advantage on horseback.

Peter the Great of Russia was here instructed in the equestrian art, and many other illustrious men are on its list of scholars.

He was of equestrian rank; cf. the speech of Seneca the younger, Tac.

He looked, in his stately grace, like an equestrian youth on a Greek frieze.

They had shared the fate of the equestrian figure of Henri IV.

On the top of the arch an equestrian statue of Tiberius probably stood.

I should like an equestrian statue of Puck not shying at a Zeppelin!

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, formed in English from Latin equester (genitive equestris) "of a horseman," from eques "horseman, knight," from equus "horse" (see equine). As a noun, "one who rides on horseback," from 1791. The pseudo-French fem. equestrienne is attested from 1848.

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