cart horse



a strong horse bred to draw heavy loads; draft horse.

Origin of cart horse

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cart horse

Historical Examples of cart horse

  • We're as different from working people as a race-horse is from a cart-horse.

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine

  • If he had not the air of a thoroughbred, he had none of the plebeian clumsiness of the cart-horse.

    Paul Patoff

    F. Marion Crawford

  • Because she did so much, we said that she was as strong as a cart-horse.

    A Window in Thrums

    J. M. Barrie

  • It always reminds me of the cart-horse parade on Whit Monday.

    The Green Carnation

    Robert Smythe Hichens

  • Plunge that Flanders cart-horse of yours into them, Cadet, and do not spare their toes!

    The Golden Dog

    William Kirby