a child's rocking horse or hobbyhorse.

Origin of cockhorse

1530–40; orig. father's leg, astride which child rides, from cock1 in sense “projection” + horse Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for cockhorse

hobby, cockhorse, hobbyhorse

Examples from the Web for cockhorse

Historical Examples of cockhorse

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

British Dictionary definitions for cockhorse



another name for rocking horse, hobbyhorse
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