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rocking horse

a toy horse, as of wood, mounted on rockers or springs, on which children may ride; hobbyhorse.
Origin of rocking horse
First recorded in 1795-1805 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In one of his books there is a music picture of a boy riding a rocking horse.

    Schumann Thomas Tapper
  • Across the middle of the tent rode Dick on his rocking horse.

  • You may come out from behind the rocking horse now, Easter bunny!

    Raggedy Andy Stories Johnny Gruelle
  • The simplest way of making a rocking horse is shown in Fig. 408.

    Toy-Making in School and Home

    Ruby Kathleen Polkinghorne and Mabel Irene Rutherford Polkinghorne
  • In this his motions were more like those of a rocking horse than of a living animal.

    Cruisings in the Cascades George O. Shields
  • "I can ride my rocking horse ever so fast," the little boy replied.

  • Then the rocking horse begged to be allowed to go and live on the Hippogriff's page of the book.

    The Book of Dragons Edith Nesbit
  • He was rocking Sunny Boy on his rocking horse, which was as large as a small pony and had real hair in its mane and tail.

    Sunny Boy in the Big City Ramy Allison White
  • The Vallejo boat, looking like a rocking horse, goes importantly chugging off toward Mare Island.

British Dictionary definitions for rocking horse

rocking horse

a toy horse mounted on a pair of rockers on which a child can rock to and fro in a seesaw movement
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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