Outrider Out"rid`er, n. 1. A summoner whose office is to cite men before the sheriff. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. One who rides out on horseback, beyond the main group, e. g., as a scout. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster +PJC]

3. A servant on horseback attending a carriage. [1913 Webster]

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