- a horse, usually strong and heavily built, for drawing a coach.
Origin of coach horse
First recorded in 1580–90
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Examples from the Web for coach horse
But the Devil's Coach-horse makes it serve a double purpose.
They might just as well have settled that he was a coach-horse, and could just as easily have called him one.A Child's History of England
No—I vow I never did that: I deny the butler and the coach-horse.The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886
Ministry of Education
Tracey, the blacksmith, had not by any means finished shoeing the coach-horse yet.An Outback Marriage
Andrew Barton Paterson
Whether the doctor was in earnest or not, Obadiah paid him fully by upsetting him and his pony with the coach-horse.