Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A guide; an escort.
  • noun One that goes in advance; a forerunner.
  • noun A mounted attendant who rides in front of or beside a carriage.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A commercial traveler.
  • noun One who rides out or forth.
  • noun A person on horseback, especially a servant, who precedes or accompanies a carriage.
  • noun One who is in the habit of riding out for pleasure.
  • noun A highwayman.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A summoner whose office is to cite men before the sheriff.
  • noun One who rides out on horseback, beyond the main group, e. g., as a scout.
  • noun A servant on horseback attending a carriage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A guide or escort, especially one who rides in advance

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an escort who rides ahead (as a member of the vanguard)

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Middle English outridere

Examples

  • The idea of a "continuing coalition" was first floated by Nick Boles, the Tory MP, who is seen as an "outrider" for the group of Tory modernisers around Mr Cameron.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • These days it seems carrying a party card does not disqualify you from being an outrider for a Tory government.

    Letters: We'll meet again

  • She was breathing hard, worrying her cuff as she stared at a sprawling magnolia tree we were passing, an outrider of a or chestnut forest, bordering a huge cotton field, the tufts bursting.

    Edge

  • "That means that if you're a racing official, if you're an outrider, if you're a gate crew person, if you're a food and beverage person, if you're a mutual clerk and you work at racetracks, there's no longer year-round employment," Arnold said.

    Arlington Park's Future Uncertain: Financial Woes Plague Race Track

  • Soon after the Leader was finished, three identical military helicopters took off from the next parking lot, one carrying its divine cargo back to Tehran, with two outrider decoys on the same flight path.

    Let the Swords Encircle Me

  • Yatir, an outrider set in a national forest behind a Bedouin village at the southern edge of the region, has become even pricier than Castel: $70 for the current 2006 Yatir Forest.

    Young Vineyards, Biblical Pedigrees

  • IBM is something of an outrider in tech's biggest trend.

    IBM's Hidden Cloud

  • Yatir, an outrider set in a national forest behind a Bedouin village at the southern edge of the region, has become even pricier than Castel: $70 for the current 2006 Yatir Forest.

    Young Vineyards, Biblical Pedigrees

  • IBM is something of an outrider in tech's biggest trend.

    IBM's Hidden Cloud

  • Yatir, an outrider set in a national forest behind a Bedouin village at the southern edge of the region, has become even pricier than Castel: $70 for the current 2006 Yatir Forest.

    Young Vineyards, Biblical Pedigrees

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