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cockhorse

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

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

cockhorse
/ (ˌkɒkˈhɔːs) /

noun
another name for rocking horse, hobbyhorse
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