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Hambletonian

[ham-buh l-toh-nee-uh n]
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noun
  1. one of a superior strain of American trotting horses descended from the stallion Hambletonian.
  2. an annual harness race for three-year-old trotters, formerly held at Goshen, New York, now at DuQuoin, Illinois.

Origin of Hambletonian

1855–60; Americanism
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Historical Examples

  • The game had been called off, of course, and Hambletonian had been telegraphed.

    At Good Old Siwash

    George Fitch

  • But not everybody on this day was discussing "Abdallah" and "Hambletonian."

  • The whole college went up, just before the game with Hambletonian, and knelt on the sidewalk before Judge Scroggs' house.

    At Good Old Siwash

    George Fitch

  • That's how busted we were; and there was Hambletonian, twenty miles away, full of money and misguided faith in their team.

    At Good Old Siwash

    George Fitch

  • We had to put the baseball team on so that they would be prepared to go over to Hambletonian at noon.

    At Good Old Siwash

    George Fitch


British Dictionary definitions for hambletonian

Hambletonian

noun
  1. one of a breed of trotting horses descended from a stallion of that name
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