from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A dog trained for coursing.
- n. A huntsman.
- n. A swift horse; a charger.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A dog used for coursing.
- n. A person who practises coursing.
- n. A hunter.
- n. A stone used in building a course.
- n. A racehorse or a charger.
- n. Any of several species of bird in the genus Cursorius of the family Glareolidae.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who courses or hunts.
- n. A swift or spirited horse; a racer or a war horse; a charger.
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A swift horse; a runner; a war-horse: used chiefly in poetry.
- n. One who hunts; one who pursues the sport of coursing.
- n. A discourser; a disputant.
- n. In ornithology: A bird of the genus Cursorius: as, the cream-colored courser, Cursorius isabellinus.
- n. plural The birds of the old group Cursores; the struthious birds, as the ostrich, etc.
- n. A broker; an agent; a dealer; especially, a dealer in horses.
- n. A groom.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. swift-footed terrestrial plover-like bird of southern Asia and Africa; related to the pratincoles
- n. a huntsman who hunts small animals with fast dogs that use sight rather than scent to follow their prey
- n. a dog trained for coursing
- n. formerly a strong swift horse ridden into battle
Middle English, from Anglo-Norman cursier, corser (French: coursier), from curs "course". (Wiktionary)