courser

Primary Meanings of courser

1.
n
a huntsman who hunts small animals with fast dogs that use sight rather than scent to follow their prey
2.
n
formerly a strong swift horse ridden into battle
3.
n
swift-footed terrestrial plover-like bird of southern Asia and Africa; related to the pratincoles
Full Definitions of courser
1

n a huntsman who hunts small animals with fast dogs that use sight rather than scent to follow their prey

Type of:
hunter, huntsman
someone who hunts game

n a dog trained for coursing

Type of:
hunting dog
a dog used in hunting game
2

n formerly a strong swift horse ridden into battle

Synonyms:
charger
Type of:
warhorse
horse used in war
3

n swift-footed terrestrial plover-like bird of southern Asia and Africa; related to the pratincoles

Types:
Cursorius cursor, cream-colored courser
courser of desert and semidesert regions of the Old World
Pluvianus aegyptius, crocodile bird
African courser that feeds on insect parasites on crocodiles
Type of:
limicoline bird, shore bird, shorebird
any of numerous wading birds that frequent mostly seashores and estuaries

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