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[reys-hawrs] /ˈreɪsˌhɔrs/
a horse bred or kept for racing, especially in flat races or steeplechases.
Origin of racehorse
First recorded in 1620-30; race1 + horse Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • As he said afterwards, 'I could not lug a racehorse to the penitent form.'

    Real Ghost Stories William T. Stead
  • Reflect on modification of Arab-Turk horse into our English racehorse.

  • She came back on the opposite tack with the speed of a racehorse.

    The Swan and Her Crew George Christopher Davies
  • The pointer, the greyhound, the racehorse, and the hunter are all examples.

  • For forty yards the charge of a lion is swifter than the gallop of a racehorse.

    My African Journey

    Winston Churchill
  • The coat is short, smooth and fine, and has a gloss on it like that of a racehorse.

    Sporting Dogs

    Frank Townend Barton
  • An editor in the far West has bought a racehorse for which he paid 2000 dollars.

British Dictionary definitions for racehorse


a horse specially bred for racing
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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