Definition of Haflinger in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhaflɪŋə/


A draught pony of a sturdy chestnut breed with a flaxen mane and tail.
Example sentences
  • The eggs matured in laboratory dishes before investigators replaced each egg's DNA using a nucleus from skin cells of a male Arabian thoroughbred or of a female Haflinger, an Austrian breed.
  • I've been thinking about riding again and the trouble is, you dream about a Haflinger stallion and end up with a beach donkey.
  • In descriptions, one tends to easily say that the Black Forest horse is ‘in between Haflingers and Belgians’, due to their size and color, although they are not directly related to either.


Late 19th century: German, from Hafling, the name of a Tyrolean village where the breed originated.

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