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cart horse

a strong horse bred to draw heavy loads; draft horse.
Origin of cart horse
1350-1400; Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Some short time afterwards a carthorse was found in the fields stabbed in several places, though, fortunately, not severely.

    Hodge and His Masters Richard Jefferies
  • A trout would not wobble and tug in that sullen, carthorse manner.

    Lines in Pleasant Places William Senior
  • There was a concussion, and the black horse came staggering sideways, and the carthorse pushed beside it.

    The War of the Worlds H. G. Wells
  • He was as big as a carthorse, as graceful as a dray and as meek as a missionary.

    At Good Old Siwash George Fitch
  • The carthorse she calls herself, but not of your family surely, for you are like wild Arab colt.

    Polly the Pagan Isabel Anderson
  • Nothing will make them move faster—like whipping a carthorse into a gallop; it soon dies away in the old jog-trot.

    The Hills and the Vale Richard Jefferies
British Dictionary definitions for carthorse


a large heavily built horse kept for pulling carts or carriages
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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