carriage horse

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noun
  1. a horse trained and groomed to draw carriages.

Origin of carriage horse

1
First recorded in 1590–1600

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How to use carriage horse in a sentence

  • Once, we cooked dinner on a steep hill above the town of Christiana and went to sleep in a snowstorm listening to the clatter of carriage horses on the street below.

  • Lots of bishops do it now, he told me; it is the same as putting a carriage-horse out to grass: there is no work, but less corn.

    Dodo's Daughter | E. F. Benson
  • Accordingly I told Peter to saddle the toughest-mouthed, hardest-trotting carriage horse in the stable.

  • A carriage-horse champed its bit, and the still watchers turned at once to that intrusive sound.

    Old Junk | H. M. Tomlinson
  • Two hornets will kill a man, and three a carriage-horse sixteen hands high.

    The Caxtons, Complete | Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • "You might perhaps do with only one carriage-horse," she remarked.

    Heart and Science | Wilkie Collins