Definitions for courserˈkɔr sər, ˈkoʊr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cours•erˈkɔr sər, ˈkoʊr-(n.)

  1. a person or thing that courses.

  2. a dog for coursing.

    Category: Sport, Dogs, Cats, and Horses

Origin of courser:

1585–95

cours•erˈkɔr sər, ˈkoʊr-(n.)

  1. a swift horse.

Origin of courser:

1250–1300; ME < AF, OF coursier < VL *cursārius= L curs(us)course+-ārius -ary ; see -er2

cours•erˈkɔr sər, ˈkoʊr-(n.)

  1. any of various swift-footed, ploverlike birds of the family Glareolidae, esp. of the genera Cursorius and Rhinoptilus, inhabiting arid regions of Africa and S Asia.

    Category: Ornithology

Origin of courser:

1760–70; irreg. < NL cursōrius fit for running = L cur(rere) to run +-sōrius, for -tōrius -tory1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. courser(noun)

    a huntsman who hunts small animals with fast dogs that use sight rather than scent to follow their prey

  2. charger, courser(noun)

    formerly a strong swift horse ridden into battle

  3. courser(noun)

    a dog trained for coursing

  4. courser(noun)

    swift-footed terrestrial plover-like bird of southern Asia and Africa; related to the pratincoles

Wiktionary

  1. courser(Noun)

    A dog used for coursing.

  2. courser(Noun)

    A person who practises coursing.

  3. courser(Noun)

    A hunter.

  4. courser(Noun)

    A stone used in building a course.

  5. courser(Noun)

    A racehorse or a charger.

  6. courser(Noun)

    Any of several species of bird in the genus Cursorius of the family Glareolidae.

  7. Origin: from cursier, corser (French: coursier), from curs "course".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Courser(noun)

    one who courses or hunts

  2. Courser(noun)

    a swift or spirited horse; a racer or a war horse; a charger

  3. Courser(noun)

    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

Freebase

  1. Courser

    The Coursers are a group of birds which together with the pratincoles make up the family Glareolidae. They have long legs, short wings and long pointed bills which curve downwards. Their most unusual feature for birds classed as waders is that they inhabit deserts and similar arid regions. They have cryptic plumage and crouch down when alarmed to avoid detection by predators. Like the pratincoles, the coursers are found in warmer parts of the Old World. They hunt insects by running. Their 2-3 eggs are laid on the ground.

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