Courser Cours"er (k?rs"?r), n. [F. coursier.] 1. One who courses or hunts. [1913 Webster]

leash is a leathern thong by which . . . a courser leads his greyhound. --Hanmer. [1913 Webster]

2. A swift or spirited horse; a racer or a war horse; a charger. [Poetic.] --Pope. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • courser — [ kurse ] v. tr. <conjug. : 1> • 1843; de course ♦ Fam. Poursuivre à la course. Fam. Suivre. Elle s est fait courser par deux garçons. ● courser verbe transitif Populaire. Poursuivre quelqu un à la course, pour s en emparer ou le rattraper …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • courser — large, powerful horse, c.1300, from O.Fr. corsier fast horse, charger, lit. fast running, from V.L. *cursarius, from L. cursus (see COURSE (Cf. course)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • courser — courser1 [kôr′sər] n. [ME < OFr corsier < cours,COURSE] 1. a graceful, spirited, or swift horse 2. a war horse; charger courser2 [kôr′sər] n. [< ModL Cursorius, name of the genus < LL, lit., pertaining to running: see CURSORY] …   English World dictionary

  • Courser — This article is about the bird. For other uses, see Courser (disambiguation). Coursers Cream coloured Courser (Cursorius cursor) Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • courser — courser1 /kawr seuhr, kohr /, n. 1. a person or thing that courses. 2. a dog for coursing. [1585 95; COURSE + ER1] courser2 /kawr seuhr, kohr /, n. Literary. a swift horse. [1250 1300; ME < AF, OF coursier < VL *cursarius, equiv. to L curs(us)… …   Universalium

  • courser — I. /ˈkɔsə/ (say kawsuh) noun 1. someone or something that courses. 2. a dog for coursing. {course (verb) + er1} II. /ˈkɔsə/ (say kawsuh) noun Chiefly Poetic a swift horse. {Middle English, from French coursier, from cours …   Australian English dictionary

  • courser — courser1 noun literary a swift horse. Origin ME: from OFr. corsier, based on L. cursus (see course). courser2 noun a fast running plover like bird found in open country in Africa and Asia. [Cursorius cursor (cream coloured courser) and other… …   English new terms dictionary

  • courser — tikrieji bėgūnėliai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Cursorius angl. courser vok. Rennvogel, m rus. бегунок, m pranc. courvite, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – bėgūnėliai siauresnis terminas – Burčelio bėgūnėlis siauresnis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • courser — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French cursier, corser, from curs course, run Date: 14th century a swift or spirited horse ; charger II. noun Date: 1600 1. a dog for coursing 2. one that courses ; …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • courser — noun /ˈkɜːsɜ/lang=en a) A dog used for coursing. b) A person who practises coursing …   Wiktionary

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