(also rough rider)
1A person who breaks in or can ride unbroken horses.
1.2 (Rough Rider) A member of the cavalry unit in which Theodore Roosevelt fought during the Spanish-American War.
- He became commander of the First Volunteer Cavalry, the Rough Riders, with Roosevelt as his No.2.
- In 1898 Roosevelt saw combat as commander of the First US Volunteer Cavalry Regiment, known as The Rough Riders, in Cuba during the Spanish-American War.
- He was turned down by Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War.
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