- one of a Scottish breed of strong, hardy draft horses, having a feathering of long hairs along the backs of the legs.
Origin of Clydesdale
Examples from the Web for clydesdale
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The chief stock was settled at Liberton, in the upper part of Clydesdale.The Grand Old Man
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His last-sabbath he preached (with Mr. Cargil in Clydesdale) on Psal.
You and Mrs. Clydesdale can remain here to-night if you wish.
Clydesdale had descended to the drive and was conferring with the chauffeur.
Clydesdale put her into the limousine and then got in after her.
- a heavy powerful breed of carthorse, originally from Scotland
Word Origin and History for clydesdale
"breed of heavy draught horses," 1786, so called because they were bred in the valley of the Clyde in Scotland. The river name is perhaps literally "cleansing," from a Celtic root akin to Latin cloaca (see cloaca).