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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Horseman  \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.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  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}). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  horseman 
  n  1:  a  man  skilled  in  equitation  [syn:  {equestrian},  {horseback 
  rider}] 
  2:  a  person  who  breeds  and  cares  for  horses  [syn:  {horse 
  fancier}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Horseman 
  Heb.  ba'al  parash,  "master  of  a  horse."  The  horsemen"  mentioned 
  Ex  14:9  were  "mounted  men",  i.e.,  men  who  rode  in  chariots.  The 
  army  of  Pharaoh  consisted  of  a  chariot  and  infantry  force.  We 
  find  that  at  a  later  period,  however,  the  Egyptians  had  cavalry 
  (2  Chr.  12:3).  (See  {HORSE}.) 
 




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