noun literary a swift horse.
ME: from OFr. corsier, based on L. cursus (see course).
noun a fast-running plover-like bird found in open country in Africa and Asia. [Cursorius cursor (cream-coloured courser) and other species.]
C18: from mod. L. Cursorius 'adapted for running', from L. cursor 'runner'.
noun a person who goes coursing with greyhounds.

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  • courser — [ kurse ] v. tr. <conjug. : 1> • 1843; de course ♦ Fam. Poursuivre à la course. Fam. Suivre. Elle s est fait courser par deux garçons. ● courser verbe transitif Populaire. Poursuivre quelqu un à la course, pour s en emparer ou le rattraper …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Courser — Cours er (k?rs ?r), n. [F. coursier.] 1. One who courses or hunts. [1913 Webster] leash is a leathern thong by which . . . a courser leads his greyhound. Hanmer. [1913 Webster] 2. A swift or spirited horse; a racer or a war horse; a charger.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • courser — large, powerful horse, c.1300, from O.Fr. corsier fast horse, charger, lit. fast running, from V.L. *cursarius, from L. cursus (see COURSE (Cf. course)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • courser — courser1 [kôr′sər] n. [ME < OFr corsier < cours,COURSE] 1. a graceful, spirited, or swift horse 2. a war horse; charger courser2 [kôr′sər] n. [< ModL Cursorius, name of the genus < LL, lit., pertaining to running: see CURSORY] …   English World dictionary

  • Courser — This article is about the bird. For other uses, see Courser (disambiguation). Coursers Cream coloured Courser (Cursorius cursor) Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • courser — courser1 /kawr seuhr, kohr /, n. 1. a person or thing that courses. 2. a dog for coursing. [1585 95; COURSE + ER1] courser2 /kawr seuhr, kohr /, n. Literary. a swift horse. [1250 1300; ME < AF, OF coursier < VL *cursarius, equiv. to L curs(us)… …   Universalium

  • courser — I. /ˈkɔsə/ (say kawsuh) noun 1. someone or something that courses. 2. a dog for coursing. {course (verb) + er1} II. /ˈkɔsə/ (say kawsuh) noun Chiefly Poetic a swift horse. {Middle English, from French coursier, from cours …  

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  • Courser (disambiguation) — Courser may refer to: Courser – group of birds which together with the pratincoles make up the family Glareolidae Courser (horse) – a swift and strong horse, frequently used during the Middle Ages for hunting or as a warhorse Horse courser –… …   Wikipedia

  • Courser (horse) — This article is about the horse. For other uses of the term, see Courser (disambiguation). This depiction of a knight on horseback might show a courser A courser is a swift and strong horse, frequently used during the Middle Ages as a warhorse.… …   Wikipedia

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