Definition of night-riding in US English:

night-riding

noun

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

adjective

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

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Scientific American. From night + riding<br>early 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Lamb (1775–1834), essayist. From night + riding.

Pronunciation

night-riding

/ˈnʌɪtˌrʌɪdɪŋ/