Last modified on 27 March 2015, at 02:22

forespurrer

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From fore- +‎ spur +‎ -er.

NounEdit

forespurrer (plural forespurrers)

  1. (nonce word) One who spurs or rides ahead; a harbinger.
    • 1900, The Medical Times - Volume 28 - Page 25:
      The records of lost opportunities serve as warnings and incentives to those who aim to be forespurrers among men. They impress the great value of building upon the strong foundations of dogged work while vividly picturing the tottering and [...]
    • 2014, Robert Smith, ‎Jonathan Morris, ‎Rex Gibson, The Merchant of Venice - Page 71:
      A day in April never came so sweet To show how costly summer was at hand As this forespurrer comes before his lord.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.