Definition of mustang in English:


Line breaks: mus|tang
Pronunciation: /ˈmʌstaŋ


  • An American feral horse which is typically small and lightly built.
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    • For centuries herds of wild mustangs have roamed the American wilderness - breathtaking symbols of the spirit of the pioneers.
    • In the distance, he could make out six people, five of which road common mustangs while the sixth rode on a gallant, black stallion.
    • And perhaps, their favorite thing to do was to race the wild mustangs.


early 19th century: from a blend of Spanish mestengo (from mesta 'company of graziers') and mostrenco, both meaning 'wild or masterless cattle'.

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