Roughrider Rough"rid`er, n. 1. One who breaks horses; especially (Mil.), a noncommissioned officer in the British cavalry, whose duty is to assist the riding master. [1913 Webster]

2. An officer or enlisted man in the 1st U. S. Volunteer Cavalry, a regiment raised for the Spanish war of 1898, composed mostly of Western cowboys and hunters and Eastern college athletes and sportsmen, largely organized, and later commanded, by Theodore Roosevelt. Sometimes, locally, a member of any of various volunteer cavalry commands raised in 1898. [Colloq.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • roughrider — [ruf′rīd΄ər] n. 1. a person who breaks horses so that they can be ridden 2. a person who does much hard, rough riding ☆ 3. [R ] a member of a volunteer cavalry regiment organized by Theodore Roosevelt and Leonard Wood for service in the Spanish… …   English World dictionary

  • roughrider — noun Date: 1733 1. one who is accustomed to riding unbroken or little trained horses 2. (usually Rough Rider) a member of the first United States Volunteer Cavalry regiment in the Spanish American War commanded by Theodore Roosevelt …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • roughrider — /ruf ruy deuhr/, n. 1. a person who breaks horses to the saddle. 2. a person accustomed to rough or hard riding. [1725 35; ROUGH + RIDER] * * * …   Universalium

  • Roughrider — n. member of the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry which was established By Theodore Roosevelt to fight in the Spanish American War (1898) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • roughrider — n. one who prepares untrained horses for riding …   English contemporary dictionary

  • roughrider — rough·rid·er …   English syllables

  • roughrider — rough•rid•er [[t]ˈrʌfˈraɪ dər[/t]] n. 1) a person who breaks horses to the saddle 2) a person accustomed to rough or hard riding • Etymology: 1725–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • roughrider — /ˈrʌfraɪdə/ (say rufruyduh) noun 1. someone who breaks horses to the saddle. 2. someone accustomed to rough or hard riding …   Australian English dictionary

  • roughrider — noun a horseman skilled at breaking wild horses to the saddle • Hypernyms: ↑horseman, ↑equestrian, ↑horseback rider …   Useful english dictionary

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