carriage horse


a horse trained and groomed to draw carriages.

Origin of carriage horse

First recorded in 1590–1600 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for carriage horse

Historical Examples of carriage horse

  • "You might perhaps do with only one carriage-horse," she remarked.

    Heart and Science

    Wilkie Collins

  • It is true that it is written in the style of a carriage-horse, but it is well suited to the street.

  • The other carriage-horse was turned out to grass; being too old for regular work.

    Wives and Daughters

    Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

  • There was a carriage-horse to be sold, and Dicky spoke out and told this and that, and young master couldn't get his price.

    A Charming Fellow, Volume II (of 3)

    Frances Eleanor Trollope

  • 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