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courser


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Courser  \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.  (Zo["o]l.)  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  courser 
  n  :  swift-footed  terrestrial  plover-like  bird  of  southern  Asia 
  and  Africa 




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