cart horse


noun

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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Example sentences from the Web for cart horse

  • He was as big as a carthorse, as graceful as a dray and as meek as a missionary.

    At Good Old Siwash|George Fitch
  • A trout would not wobble and tug in that sullen, carthorse manner.

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for cart horse

carthorse
/ (ˈkɑːtˌhɔːs) /

noun

a large heavily built horse kept for pulling carts or carriages
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