- a white-topped wave; whitecap.
Origin of white horse
First recorded in 1640–50
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Examples from the Web for white horse
I did so much want to have a white-horse to make me think of the sea for ever and ever.
But she was not quick enough, for the white-horse was far out of reach even as she threw out her white arms to catch his mane.
After being severed from the whale, the white-horse is first cut into portable oblongs ere going to the mincer.Moby Dick; or The Whale
We dined at the White-Horse there, and after dinner she drank very freely.The Affecting Case of the Unfortunate Thomas Daniels
- 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 plural) a wave with a white broken crest