noun• dated or • literary
- A swift horse.More example sentences
- For information on how to enrol and pay for these courses and to find out what other coursers are available in this excellent facility right in the heart of the village call us on the same number.
- She lived her full complement of days, ending them at her own farm in the southwest horse country, where she bred some of the finest coursers and palfreys outside of the large established studs.
- That winter-shaggy warhorse was no courser, but only a Sothoii - or someone with a prince's purse - could own its equal.
Middle English: from Old French corsier, based on Latin cursus (see course).
- A fast-running ploverlike bird related to the pratincoles, typically found in open country in Africa and Asia.
More example sentences
- Genera Cursorius and Rhinoptilus, family Glareolidae: several species, in particular the desert-dwelling cream-colored courser (C. cursor)
- There was some evidence of signaling to predators because white-rumped species were pursued by coursers, although not in concentrated changes tests.
mid 18th century: from modern Latin Cursorius 'adapted for running', from cursor 'runner', from the verb currere (see course).
- A person who hunts animals such as hares with greyhounds using sight rather than scent.More example sentences
- Illegal hare coursing is a threat to populations because farmers cull them rather than have hare coursers on their land.
- The numbers of hares killed by coursers each year is entirely speculative as far as I can see.
- Like grouse shooters, fox hunters, lampers, hare coursers, badger baiters and of course meat eaters, anglers do what they do simply because they enjoy doing it.
early 17th century: from courser1.