Definition of dray horse in English:

dray horse

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noun

  • A large, powerful horse used to pull heavy loads.
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    • Hopkins, choosing the straitened life of a Jesuit, thought he must - and could - turn the thoroughbred that he was into a dray horse.
    • Yet despite all this there was an air of conservation, the odd glimpse of the Old World in a narrow dingy lane where a dray horse shifted his weight from one hock to the other, blinking lazy lashes above the nosebag containing his lunch.
    • She soon realised the truth in Guiseppe's words about the dray horse's plodding strength.

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