Definition of Trakehner in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /trəˈkānər/


1A saddle horse of a light breed first developed at the Trakehnen stud farm near Kaliningrad in Russia.
Example sentences
  • Katrina was very nice and her big Trakehner gelding Shadow was a terrific jumper.
  • My mom was involved with organizing a celebratory performance of Trakehner horses.
  • The Trakehner stallion put in a flowing and brilliant test, showing off the excellent foundation he received in Germany.
2A type of fence used in horse trials, consisting of a ditch spanned by center rails.
Example sentences
  • The hold lasted 54 minutes, leaving two competitors to walk around in front of fence 7, an imposing Trakehner.


Early 20th century: from German.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: Tra·keh·ner

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.