Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A bird, the courser.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Nimble; fleet.
  • n. The courser.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Swift of foot; nimble.
  • n. A bird of the genus Cursorius; one of the coursers. See cut under Cursorius.

Etymologies

swift +‎ foot (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Beryl's mother swiftfoot through the swing door, very upright and smart in her glossy tan riding-boots, knee-breeches, and graceful long coat of soft tan linen.

    Blue Aloes Stories of South Africa

  • But the whole circumstance amazed me too much for quick action, and before I could come up and chastise this unskillful archer, or even aim at the prize which stood beside him, he and the hart had plunged through the wood again, the man running swiftfoot as the beast; and when I followed I could not find them, and unhappily my dogs were astray.

    Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard

  • But the whole circumstance amazed me too much for quick action, and before I could come up and chastise this unskillful archer, or even aim at the prize which stood beside him, he and the hart had plunged through the wood again, the man running swiftfoot as the beast; and when I followed I could not find them, and unhappily my dogs were astray. "

    Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard

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