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a strong horse bred to draw heavy loads; draft horse.
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Origin of cart horse
Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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How to use cart horse in a sentence
Nothing will make them move faster—like whipping a carthorse into a gallop; it soon dies away in the old jog-trot.The Hills and the Vale|Richard Jefferies
Some short time afterwards a carthorse was found in the fields stabbed in several places, though, fortunately, not severely.Hodge and His Masters|Richard Jefferies
He was as big as a carthorse, as graceful as a dray and as meek as a missionary.At Good Old Siwash|George Fitch
There was a concussion, and the black horse came staggering sideways, and the carthorse pushed beside it.The War of the Worlds|H. G. Wells
The Carthorse she calls herself, but not of your family surely, for you are like wild Arab colt.Polly the Pagan|Isabel Anderson
British Dictionary definitions for cart horse
/ (ˈkɑːtˌhɔːs) /
a large heavily built horse kept for pulling carts or carriages
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