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- adj. Without or deprived of a rider.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having no rider.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having no rider.
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Gwena was arrayed in the "riderless" version of Companion full dress; no saddle, but with a blue and silver blanket cut like her barding& decorated at all the points with silver bells, a blue-dyed leather hackamore with silver tassels at the cheekpieces, and reins bedecked with more silver bells.
On Thursday, six riderless horses led the 86th annual Rodeo Parade in Tucson.
The massive factory floor, which churns out heavy trucks and excavators, is patrolled by riderless robots.
With dreamlike shots of riderless horses overrunning the German lines, Spielberg rather brilliantly suggests the carnage of the war without resorting to the chum bucket.
Major Bartmae announced that one of the patrols had not returned at the appointed time — that one of their mounts had wandered back into the camp, riderless.
It was riderless, though on its back was a high-horned Mexican saddle, scarred and discolored by long usage.
In the same scene, the riderless horse charging erratically through no-man's land was actually ridden by a person in a skin-tight gray costume who was later digitally removed.
One involves the strength of his team: Astana was left virtually riderless when Armstrong moved on with all his mates, and has been rebuilt with a core of strong Italians and Spaniards, including Pereiro.
The film also includes a very beautiful shot of a suddenly riderless mechanical bull rotating and softly bucking before an archery target -- a really wonderful moment.
I watched little John, Jr. salute his father's casket...then the funeral procession with Jackie, RFK and Teddy walking behind the casket, with the riderless horse and the somber music as the cortege moved through the streets of Washington.