quarter horse

quarter horse

quarter horse Word Origin noun

  1. one of a breed of strong horses developed in the U.S. for short-distance races, usually a quarter of a mile.
  2. a horse of this breed used in herding livestock.

Origin of quarter horse An Americanism dating back to 1825–35 British Dictionary definitions for quarter horse quarter horse noun

  1. a small powerful breed of horse, originally bred for sprinting in quarter-mile races in Virginia in the late 18th century

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