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courser

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Noun
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cours=er

CIDE DICTIONARY

coursern. [F. coursier.].
  •  One who courses or hunts.  [1913 Webster]
    " leash is a leathern thong by which . . . a courser leads his greyhound."  Hanmer.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A swift or spirited horse; a racer or a war horse; a charger.  Pope.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

courser, n. poet. a swift horse.

courser, n. any fast-running plover-like bird of the genus Cursorius, native to Africa and Asia, having long legs and a slender bill.

Etymology
LL cursorius adapted for running

THESAURUS

courser

Houyhnhnm, Nimrod, antelope, arrow, beater, big game hunter, blue darter, blue streak, brood mare, cannonball, charger, colt, critter, dart, dobbin, eagle, electricity, entire, entire horse, equine, express train, filly, flash, foal, gazelle, gelding, greased lightning, greyhound, hare, horse, hunter, huntress, huntsman, jacker, jacklighter, jet plane, light, lightning, mare, mercury, mount, nag, prancer, quicksilver, rocket, scared rabbit, shikari, shot, sportsman, sportswoman, stalker, stallion, steed, streak, streak of lightning, striped snake, stud, studhorse, swallow, tarpan, thought, thunderbolt, top horse, torrent, trapper, trooper, war-horse, white hunter, wild horse, wind

ROGET THESAURUS

courser

Carrier

N carrier, porter, bearer, tranter, conveyer, cargador, express, expressman, stevedore, coolie, conductor, locomotive, motor, beast, beast of burden, cattle, horse, nag, palfrey, Arab, blood horse, thoroughbred, galloway, charger, courser, racer, hunter, jument, pony, filly, colt, foal, barb, roan, jade, hack, bidet, pad, cob, tit, punch, roadster, goer, racehorse, pack horse, draft horse, cart horse, dray horse, post horse, ketch, Shetland pony, shelty, sheltie, garran, garron, jennet, genet, bayard, mare, stallion, gelding, bronco, broncho, cayuse, creature, critter, cow pony, mustang, Narraganset, waler, stud, Pegasus, Bucephalus, Rocinante, ass, donkey, jackass, mule, hinny, sumpter horse, sumpter mule, burro, cuddy, ladino, reindeer, camel, dromedary, llama, elephant, carrier pigeon, pallet, brace, cart, dolley, support, fork lift, carriage, ship, equine, asinine.

Velocity

N velocity, speed, celerity, swiftness, rapidity, eagle speed, expedition, pernicity, acceleration, haste, spurt, rush, dash, race, steeple chase, smart rate, lively rate, swift rate, rattling rate, spanking rate, strapping rate, smart pace, lively pace, swift pace, rattling pace, spanking pace, strapping pace, round pace, flying, flight, lightning, greased lightning, light, electricity, wind, cannon ball, rocket, arrow, dart, hydrargyrum, quicksilver, telegraph, express train, torrent, eagle, antelope, courser, race horse, gazelle, greyhound, hare, doe, squirrel, camel bird, chickaree, chipmunk, hackee, ostrich, scorcher, Mercury, Ariel, Camilla, Harlequin, log, log line, speedometer, odometer, tachometer, strobe, radar speed detector, radar trap, air speed gauge, wind sock, wind speed meter, pedometer, fast, speedy, swift, rapid, quick, fleet, aliped, nimble, agile, expeditious, express, active, flying, galloping, light footed, nimble footed, winged, eagle winged, mercurial, electric, telegraphic, light-legged, light of heel, swift as an arrow, quick as lightning, quick as a thought, swiftly, with speed, apace, at a great rate, at full speed, at railway speed, full drive, full gallop, posthaste, in full sail, tantivy, trippingly, instantaneously, under press of sail, under press of canvas, under press of sail and steam, velis et remis, on eagle's wing, in double quick time, with rapid strides, with giant strides, a pas de geant, in seven league boots, whip and spur, ventre a terre, as fast as one's legs will carry one, as fast as one's heels will carry one, as fast as one can lay legs to the ground, at the top of one's speed, by leaps and bounds, with haste, vires acquirit eundo, I'll put a girdle about the earth in forty minutes, swifter than arrow from the Tartar's bow, go like a bat out of hell, tempus fugit.


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