Main definitions of night-riding in English

: night-riding1night-riding2

night-riding1

Pronunciation /ˈnʌɪtˌrʌɪdɪŋ/

noun

  • The action of riding by night, especially (US) on horseback for the purpose of violent intimidation; an instance of this.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Scientific American. From night + riding.

Main definitions of night-riding in English

: night-riding1night-riding2

night-riding2

Pronunciation /ˈnʌɪtˌrʌɪdɪŋ/

adjective

  • That rides by night, especially (US) to commit acts of violence and intimidation.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Lamb (1775–1834), essayist. From night + riding.