Equitant Definition

ĕkwĭ-tənt
adjective
Overlapping at the base to form a flat, fanlike arrangement in two ranks, as the leaves of some irises.
American Heritage
Overlapping.
Webster's New World

Mounted on, or sitting upon, a horse; riding on horseback.

Wiktionary
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Origin of Equitant

  • Latin equitāns equitant- present participle of equitāre to ride horseback from eques equit- horseman from equus horse ekwo- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin equitans, equitantis, present participle of equitō (“I ride on horseback”), from eques (“horseman”), from equus (“horse”).

    From Wiktionary

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