[ klahydz-deyl ]

  1. one of a Scottish breed of strong, hardy draft horses, having a feathering of long hairs along the backs of the legs.

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Origin of Clydesdale

First recorded in 1780–90; after Clydesdale, Scotland

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British Dictionary definitions for Clydesdale


/ (ˈklaɪdzˌdeɪl) /

  1. a heavy powerful breed of carthorse, originally from Scotland

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