Definitions

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

Etymologies

Middle English, from Anglo-Norman cursier, corser (French: coursier), from curs "course". (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Of courser, that is exactly what every government should be doing.

    The Case for Fair Trade

  • Now she was tolerating him too much, crabby on account of his art, using courser language, waxing indifferent.

    Bear Circuit

  • But if you're looking to start the party fashionably early (We always are), Ammo gets the ball rolling on Sunday, July 11th with a notable three-courser.

    Bastille Day In Los Angeles

  • Since I didn't want to bury myself in the kitchen all night, I felt a three-courser would suffice.

    Poetry And Food

  • Perhaps this simplicity eluded me when attempting to prepare a complex three-courser that would speak to Norman Dubie's poetic flights of fancy.

    Poetry And Food

  • Identifying megadiverse countries instead of regions is spatially courser and concentrates biodiversity over a larger percentage of the globe: collectively the 17 nations cover about 40 percent of the world's non-glacial land area.

    Bill Chameides: Where Nature Does Her DNA Banking

  • Jaime Lannister trotted onto the field on a chestnut courser with a tawny mane, clad in golden armor that flashed and glittered in the sun.

    Trial of Seven

  • Streams in the Wichita Mountains (27k) have courser substrates, higher gradients, and less turbidity than elsewhere in the Central Great Plains (27).

    Ecoregions of Oklahoma (EPA)

  • J├Ârgen Stubberud's team consisted, however, of four intractable puppies, besides Puss and another courser of similar breed; the result was that our pace was a modest one and our course anything but straight, so that we arrived at Framheim two hours after the time appointed for dinner.

    The South Pole~ The Eastern Sledge Journey

  • I never said the shots where out of the ordinary I am talking about the courser amieing if you everrrrrrr noticed in l4d it shows about where the shots are going to go and usally the shotgun is fixed and the one shown in that video has it fixed at a tiney point if you care to look at the details of the video.

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  • In the Middle Ages, a swift and strong horse ridden by knights and men-at-arms.

    Now, it's mostly used to describe Santa's reindeer, which he whistled and shouted and called by name.

    November 8, 2007