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white horse

a white-topped wave; whitecap.
Origin of white horse
First recorded in 1640-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Their names often signified some quality of a horse; as Leucippus, a white horse, &c.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • A crazed creatur on a white horse galloped up an' dispersed 'em.

    Tiverton Tales Alice Brown
  • The saints send it's not the white horse of the O'Donoghues has whisked her off!

    The Wild Geese Stanley John Weyman
  • The Police at white horse had the number of the boat, 3744, and the names of all the men in it.

    Policing the Plains R.G. MacBeth
  • Other boats, starting from white horse about the same time, arrived in Dawson.

    Policing the Plains R.G. MacBeth
  • And see here;—that Arab must have back his white horse: he alone saved you.

British Dictionary definitions for white horse

white horse

the outline of a horse carved into the side of a chalk hill, usually dating to the Neolithic, Bronze, or Iron Ages, such as that at Uffington, Berkshire
(usually pl) a wave with a white broken crest
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