Definition of Roughrider

1. Noun. A horseman skilled at breaking wild horses to the saddle.

Generic synonyms: Equestrian, Horseback Rider, Horseman



Definition of Roughrider

1. n. One who breaks horses; especially (Mil.), a noncommissioned officer in the British cavalry, whose duty is to assist the riding master.

2. n. An officer or enlisted man in the 1st U. S. Volunteer Cavalry, a regiment raised for the Spanish war of 1898, composed mostly of Western cowboys and hunters and Eastern college athletes and sportsmen, largely organized, and later commanded, by Theodore Roosevelt. Sometimes, locally, a member of any of various volunteer cavalry commands raised in 1898.

Definition of Roughrider

1. Noun. A horsebreaker. ¹

2. Noun. (military dated) A noncommissioned officer in the British cavalry whose duty is to assist the riding master. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Roughrider

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Roughrider

roughies
roughing
roughing up
roughings
roughish
roughishly
roughleg
roughlegs
roughly
roughneck
roughnecked
roughnecking
roughnecks
roughness
roughnesses
roughrider (current term)
roughriders
roughs
roughs up
roughscuff
roughsetter
roughsetters
roughshod
roughspun
roughstrings
rought
roughtail
roughtail stingray
roughtails
roughwork

Literary usage of Roughrider

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy (1895)
"... like every one else, read or heard the announcement that Mr. Francis, the Great Cosmopolitan Equestrian and roughrider, would enact the part of Turpin, ..."

2. Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America's Two-Lane Highways by Jamie Jensen (2006)
"... the real reason to stop in Mandan is to enjoy a sandwich and a milk shake (or a rare cup of espresso!) at the Theodore Roosevelt, roughrider ..."

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