courser definition by Webster's New World
- a graceful, spirited, or swift horse
- a war horse; charger
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French corsier ; from cours, course
any of various Asian and African swift-running shorebirds (family Glareolidae) that live in sandy, semidesert areas
Origin: ; from Modern Latin Cursorius, name of the genus ; from Late Latin literally , pertaining to running: see cursory
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- a person or thing that courses
- a dog for coursing
courser definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A dog trained for coursing.
- A huntsman.
A swift horse; a charger.