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carriage horse

a horse trained and groomed to draw carriages.
Origin of carriage horse
First recorded in 1590-1600 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • But the same thing may be said of a carriage horse or a charger.

    The Barb and the Bridle Vielle Moustache
  • Will he be a charger, a fourteen-stone hunter, or a London carriage horse?

    A Cotswold Village J. Arthur Gibbs
  • "Here we are," he exclaimed, as the carriage horse came to a stop.

    The Son of Clemenceau

    Alexandre (fils) Dumas
  • The most valuable kind of carriage horse is the joint product of the draught-horse and the racer.

    The Stock-Feeder's Manual Charles Alexander Cameron
  • He did not want it, and expressed a preference for a carriage horse that stood in its stall.

    The Crime of the Century

    Henry M. Hunt
  • She should be cleaned and cared for like a carriage horse, and milked twice a day by the same person and at the same time.

    Science in the Kitchen.

    Mrs. E. E. Kellogg
  • The Gashwiler carriage horse had been tethered to this in the days before the Gashwiler touring car had been acquired.

    Merton of the Movies Harry Leon Wilson
  • I think Boston terriers as a breed occupy the same position amongst dogs as the hunter and carriage horse does amongst horses.

  • Addressing his donkey, Besom Ben said: "Iv thae'd been reet done to, thae met ha' bin a carriage horse bi neaw!"

    Lancashire Humour Thomas Newbigging

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