racehorse [reys-hawrs] ExamplesWord Origin noun
He gave the Captain a parting benediction, and ran off like a race-horse.
We’re as different from working people as a race-horse is from a cart-horse.
St. John G. Ervine
She made us curry and wash ould Sheela, the ass, as if she was a race-horse.
Charles James Lever
Still I have always been a race-horse burdened with a pack, alas!
It was like a race-horse that suddenly balks, and loses the race.
Metta Victoria Fuller Victor
British Dictionary definitions for race-horse racehorse noun
- a horse specially bred for racing
Word Origin and History for race-horse n.