Cours"er (k?rs"?r), n. [F. coursier.]

1.

One who courses or hunts.

leash is a leathern thong by which . . . a courser leads his greyhound.

Hanmer.

2.

A swift or spirited horse; a racer or a war horse; a charger.

[Poetic.]

Pope.

3. Zool.

A grallatorial bird of Europe (Cursorius cursor), remarkable for its speed in running. Sometimes, in a wider sense, applied to running birds of the Ostrich family.

 

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