[ kok-hawrs ]
See synonyms for cockhorse on
  1. a child's rocking horse or hobbyhorse.

Origin of cockhorse

1530–40; originally father's leg, astride which child rides, from cock1 in sense “projection” + horse

Words Nearby cockhorse Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use cockhorse in a sentence

  • Mr. Flamsteed has come in, and says he left Sir Isaac riding cockhorse upon the nebula, and poring over it as if it were a book.

  • That conqueror of circumstances will, the dullest soul may begin predicting, return on his cockhorse to favour and authority.

  • He asked if I should like to ride a-cockhorse there with him.

    Love and Life | Charlotte M. Yonge

British Dictionary definitions for cockhorse


/ (ˌkɒkˈhɔːs) /

  1. another name for rocking horse, hobbyhorse

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012