Definition of mustang in English:


Syllabification: mus·tang
Pronunciation: /ˈməˌstaNG


An American feral horse, 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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