Definición de thoroughbred en inglés:

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Pronunciación: /ˈθʌrəbrɛd/


1(Of a horse) of pure breed, especially of a breed originating from English mares and Arab stallions and widely used as racehorses: some riders will only buy thoroughbred horses
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • He is passionate about horses and breeds thoroughbred racehorses.
  • The first one touching the rope here will receive the prize, which is the handsome thoroughbred race horse, saddle, bridle, and spurs, standing yonder.
  • Noblemen founded stables and became interested in breeding thoroughbred racehorses.
1.1 informal Of outstanding quality: this thoroughbred car affords the luxury of three spoilers
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  • The cast is of genuine thoroughbred quality.
  • By the late 1980s, many were bringing thoroughbred race cars - super powerful, light machines designed only for the race track.
choice, select, exclusive, rare, singular, unique, prime, prize, upmarket, fine, excellent, superb, distinguished, exceptional, outstanding, marvellous, superlative, special;
best, choicest, finest, matchless, peerless, unequalled, perfect, flawless;
British  top of the range;
chiefly US  top of the line;


1A horse of a thoroughbred breed.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Harness racing, pacing and trotting, is raced by standard-bred horses as opposed to thoroughbreds, who do the galloping.
  • Her hobby is betting on horses, and Josef's business is breeding and racing thoroughbreds.
  • In recent seasons, the lucrative prizes and improvements in equine aviation have attracted the cream of Europe's thoroughbreds to the annual US extravaganza.
1.1 informal An outstanding or first-class person or thing: this is a real thoroughbred of a record
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  • He looks a real thoroughbred in attack and defence, and has the unusual ability in the current context of remaining injury free.
  • Second record cap-holder and an immense tackler, Scott was a thoroughbred from 19, and got stronger and stronger.
  • Outstanding in midfield this season, the 32-year-old thoroughbred switched to centre-back after his teammate limped off with a knee injury just over half an hour into the action.

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