racehorse


racehorse

racehorse [reys-hawrs] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a horse bred or kept for racing, especially in flat races or steeplechases.

Origin of racehorse First recorded in 1620–30; race1 + horse Examples from the Web for race-horse Historical Examples of race-horse

  • He gave the Captain a parting benediction, and ran off like a race-horse.

    Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit

    Charles Dickens

  • We’re as different from working people as a race-horse is from a cart-horse.

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine

  • She made us curry and wash ould Sheela, the ass, as if she was a race-horse.

    Barrington

    Charles James Lever

  • Still I have always been a race-horse burdened with a pack, alas!

    Dreamers of the Ghetto

    I. Zangwill

  • It was like a race-horse that suddenly balks, and loses the race.

    The Blunders of a Bashful Man

    Metta Victoria Fuller Victor

  • British Dictionary definitions for race-horse racehorse noun

    1. a horse specially bred for racing

    Word Origin and History for race-horse n.

    1620s, from race (n.1) + horse (n.).

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