courser

Part of speech: noun

A fleet and spirited horse.

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Usage examples "courser":

  1. Accordingly he begged the loan of " a little courser" from Sir John, who offered him his choice of all the steeds in the stable, and then curiously questioned him as to his errand. - "Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race", Maud Isabel Ebbutt.
  2. So Sir Tor departed and came to Camelot on the third day by noon, and the king and the queen and all the court was passing fain of his coming, and made great joy that he was come again; for he went from the court with little succour, but as King Pellinore his father gave him an old courser, and King Arthur gave him armour and a sword, and else had he none other succour, but rode so forth himself alone. - "Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume I (of II) King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table", Thomas Malory.
  3. Helen recognized none she knew in that voice; and drawing close to the white courser of Wallace, with something like disappointment mingling with her happier thoughts, she made her horse keep pace with the fleetness of her companions. - "The Scottish Chiefs", Jane Porter.