1. A rider on horseback; one skilled in the management of horses; a mounted man.

2. A mounted soldier; a cavalryman.

3. <zoology> A land crab of the genus Ocypoda, living on the coast of Brazil and the West Indies, noted for running very swiftly. A West Indian fish of the genus Eques, as the light-horseman (E. Lanceolatus).

(01 Mar 1998)

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