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  1. a dull yellow color; dun; brownish-yellow.
  2. a horse of this color
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Origin of claybank

First recorded in 1745–55; clay1 + bank1
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Examples from the Web for claybank

Historical Examples

  • Is de salvation train done stallded right in front o' Claybank chu'ch, an' we can't raise wheels ter sen' it on?

    Moriah's Mourning and Other Half-Hour Sketches

    Ruth McEnery Stuart

  • She usually takes for her dwelling the tunnel of some Earthworm opening off a claybank.

    Insect Adventures

    J. Henri Fabre

  • Baroness Radziwill executed precise jumps on her claybank, her split skirt flapping gayly.

    When the Owl Cries

    Paul Bartlett

  • In color she was "claybank," with great blotches of white, as if she had been pelted with small bags of flour.

  • The boys got on very well with their packing until they came to the claybank horse which had given Moise so much trouble.

British Dictionary definitions for claybank


  1. US
    1. a dull brownish-orange colour
    2. (as adjective)a claybank horse
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