Etymology
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courser (n.)

large, swift horse," c. 1300, from Old French corsier "fast horse, charger," literally "fast-running," from Vulgar Latin *cursarius, from Latin cursus "a running" (see course (n.)).

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Definitions of courser

courser (n.)
a huntsman who hunts small animals with fast dogs that use sight rather than scent to follow their prey;
courser (n.)
formerly a strong swift horse ridden into battle;
Synonyms: charger
courser (n.)
a dog trained for coursing;
courser (n.)
swift-footed terrestrial plover-like bird of southern Asia and Africa; related to the pratincoles;
From wordnet.princeton.edu