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[stan-derd-bred] /ˈstæn dərdˌbrɛd/
pertaining to a horse of the Standardbred breed.
Origin of standard-bred
First recorded in 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for standard-bred
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  • It reminds me of the time I went on a hunt on a standard-bred trotter.

    The Camp Fire Girls on a Yacht Margaret Love Sanderson
  • A standard-bred animal is one that is bred especially to conform to requirements agreed upon by breeders and exhibitors.

    Our Domestic Birds John H. Robinson
  • These were hardy little animals, a cross between a standard-bred saddle horse of the north and a mustang.

British Dictionary definitions for standard-bred


a US and Canadian breed of trotting and pacing horse, used esp for harness-racing
Word Origin
C19: so called because they are bred to attain a prescribed standard of speed
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