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[ham-buh l-toh-nee-uh n] /ˌhæm bəlˈtoʊ ni ən/
one of a superior strain of American trotting horses descended from the stallion Hambletonian.
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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • 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
  • I believe that Daphne is out of a Morgan mare by a Hambletonian stallion, and that her symmetry comes from the dam.

    Riding and Driving Edward L. Anderson
  • Our ex-grocer knew all about Hambletonian Ten and Dexter; but dextrine, dextrose and glucose were out of his class.

  • The 2.10 list of to-day contains few without Hambletonian blood.

    Riding and Driving Edward L. Anderson
  • Hambletonian and sum ov the kings ov England hav both sired lunkheads.

    Josh Billings on Ice

    Henry Wheeler Shaw
  • His voice was hard and heavy, and his ears were close to his big, plain Hambletonian head.

    The Day's Work, Volume 1 Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for Hambletonian


one of a breed of trotting horses descended from a stallion of that name
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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