Horse"man (?), n.; pl. Horsemen ().

1.

A rider on horseback; one skilled in the management of horses; a mounted man.

2. Mil.

A mounted soldier; a cavalryman.

3. Zool. (a)

A land crab of the genus Ocypoda, living on the coast of Brazil and the West Indies, noted for running very swiftly.

(b)

A West Indian fish of the genus Eques, as the light-horseman (E. lanceolatus).

 

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