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horse block

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noun
  1. a step or block of stone, wood, etc., for getting on or off a horse or in or out of a vehicle.

Origin of horse block

First recorded in 1745–55
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • Then he led Sweetbriar to the horse-block, and his sister-in-law mounted.

    Dulcibel

    Henry Peterson

  • As Capitola reached the horse-block, her own groom came to take the bridle.

    Capitola's Peril

    Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth

  • Presley wheeled up the driveway and met Harran by the horse-block.

    The Octopus

    Frank Norris

  • It remained standing upon the horse-block where he had placed it.

    Stuyvesant

    Jacob Abbott

  • Phonny said this as he passed across the floor toward the horse-block.

    Stuyvesant

    Jacob Abbott