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horse US English

A solid-hoofed plant-eating domesticated mammal with a flowing mane and tail, used for riding, racing, and to carry and pull loads

horse US Thesaurus

Nadine boards and grooms horses

to horse US English

(As a command) mount your horses!

one-horse US English

Drawn by or using a single horse

two-horse US English

(Of a race or other contest) in which only two of the competitors or participants are likely winners

blood horse US English

A thoroughbred horse

cart horse US English

A large, strong horse suitable for heavy work

Crazy Horse US English

(Circa 1849–77), Sioux chief; Sioux name Ta-Sunko-Witko. A leading figure in the resistance to white settlement on Native American land, he was at the center of the confederation that defeated General Custer at Little Bighorn in 1876. He surrendered in 1877 and was killed while in custody

dark horse US English

A candidate or competitor about whom little is known but who unexpectedly wins or succeeds

draft horse US English

A large horse used for pulling heavy loads, especially a cart or plow

dray horse US English

A large, powerful horse used to pull heavy loads

heavy horse US English

A large, strong, heavily built horse of a type or breed used for draft work

horse-block US English

A mounting block

horse cloth US English

A cloth used to cover a horse, or as part of its trappings

horse-coper US English

Another term for coper.

horse-drawn US English

(Of a vehicle) pulled by a horse or horses

horse float US English

A vehicle for transporting one or more horses

horse opera US English

A western movie

horse race US English

A race between two or more horses ridden by jockeys

horse sense US English

Common sense

iron horse US English

A steam locomotive

salt horse US English

Salted beef

shire horse US English

A heavy powerful horse of a draft breed, originally from the English Midlands

stock horse US English

A horse that is trained to herd livestock

towel horse US English

A free-standing frame on which to hang towels

trace-horse US English

A horse put in traces to pull a vehicle

wheel horse US English

A horse harnessed nearest the wheels of a vehicle

wild horse US English

A domestic horse that has returned to the wild, or that is allowed to live under natural conditions; a feral horse

charley horse US English

A cramp or feeling of stiffness in an arm or leg

clothes horse US English

A frame on which washed clothes are hung to air indoors

cutting horse US English

A horse trained in separating cattle from a herd

horse around US English

Fool around

Horse Guards US English

A mounted brigade from the household troops of the British monarch, used for ceremonial occasions

horse mussel US English

A large marine mussel which may occur in very large populations in food-rich waters

horse pistol US English

A large pistol carried at the pommel of the saddle by a rider

horse racing US English

The sport in which horses and their riders take part in races, typically with substantial betting on the outcome

horse-trading US English

The buying and selling of horses

horse walker US English

A mechanically rotating arm or cage to which horses are tied in order to exercise

liberty horse US English

A horse that performs in a circus without a rider

pommel horse US English

A vaulting horse fitted with a pair of curved handgrips, used for a gymnastic exercise consisting of swings of the legs and body

Quarter Horse US English

A horse of a small, stocky breed noted for agility and speed over short distances. It is reputed to be the fastest breed of horse over distances of a quarter of a mile

rocking horse US English

A model of a horse mounted on rockers or springs for a child to sit on and rock back and forth

saddle horse US English

A wooden frame or stand on which saddles are cleaned or stored

Trojan Horse US English

A hollow wooden statue of a horse in which the Greeks concealed themselves in order to enter Troy

Horse Guards New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

ceremonial mounted troops from the Household Cavalry


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