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cockhorse

[kok-hawrs]
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noun
  1. a child's rocking horse or hobbyhorse.
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Origin of cockhorse

1530–40; orig. father's leg, astride which child rides, from cock1 in sense “projection” + horse
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  • That conqueror of circumstances will, the dullest soul may begin predicting, return on his cockhorse to favour and authority.

    Beauchamp's Career, Complete

    George Meredith


British Dictionary definitions for cockhorse

cockhorse

noun
  1. another name for rocking horse, hobbyhorse
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