Definición de hobbyhorse en inglés:

hobbyhorse

Silabificación: hob·by·horse
Pronunciación: /ˈhäbēˌhôrs
 
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sustantivo

  • 1A child’s toy consisting of a stick with a model of a horse’s head at one end.
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    • In the contest, they must race 100 metres with a hobby horse while hopping over jumps.
    • Her unicorn hobby horse was a very special gift from Daddy.
    • This painting of a child with a hobby horse dates from 1836
  • 1.1A rocking horse.
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    • A drawing of King William at the top of this broadsheet, rocking on a wooden hobby horse, might have caused some offense in loyalist circles.
    • He held her hand and rocked it back and forth like a child on a hobby horse.
    • One shot of a young boy claiming to be an expert horseman shows a toddler rocking on a hobby horse.
  • 1.2A model of a horse or a horse’s head, typically of wicker, used in morris dancing or pantomime.
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    • Morris men, lords and ladies and even Hobnob the hobby horse were to be found mingling among the stalls.
    • The vibrant costumes and scenery gave bright splashes of cartoonish colour to the scenes and the props, such as hobby horses with nodding heads, were superb.
    • The Peace Police on their hobby horses added humour and colour to the events.
  • 2A preoccupation; a favorite topic: one of her favorite hobbyhorses was about how people had to care for “the child inside.”
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    • Warning the government to be prudent, and to remain prudent, may sound like my favourite hobby horse, - and it is, but there are sound reasons why I always carry on about not overshooting the main budget.
    • It deals with one of my favourite hobby horses, Complexity Theory.
    • The other omitted item, and I admit this is a bit of a personal hobby horse of mine, is that there is no mention of the Little Ice Age, though consequences for it abounding in these pages.

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noun
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