A swift-running land crab of the genus Ocypoda, living on the coast of Brazil and the West Indies. (noun)
A West Indian fish of the genus Eques, such as the light-horseman (Eques lanceolatus). (noun)
Examples of word horseman
Then he and his men armed and he bade open the gates when, behold, up came a horseman from the host of the Indians, with Jamrkan and
Now the old horseman is riding his 100-1 shot, checking in at the scorer's table with a reminder that he never played the game, only coached it at an Air Force base, yet still has more pointed opinions than Allen Iverson and Larry Brown combined.
Add to this a swarthy visage half hid in a long black beard, a tall cap of lambskin, immense trousers, boots, red or black, to the knee, a shaggy yaponcha on his shoulder, a short chibouk under the flap of his saddle, and the Persian horseman is complete.
I always remember the distinction between Cal vary and cavalry by associationg Calvin (the great Christian) with Calvary and the cavalier (which comes from the word horseman) with cavalry.
I was told it was a point of honour among the Circassians and these rough soldiers that, if two parties or two single horsemen met, and were in doubt if they were friends or foes, a horseman from one side would dash out and gallop in a circle to the right, if a Circassian; on which a horseman from the other party would immediately imitate this evolution, but galloping to the left, if a Cossack, to show he was a foe.