cockhorse

[ kok-hawrs ]
/ ˈkɒkˌhɔrs /

noun

a child's rocking horse or hobbyhorse.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. cockeyedly,
  2. cockeysville,
  3. cockfight,
  4. cockfight chair,
  5. cockfighting,
  6. cockieleekie,
  7. cockiness,
  8. cockish,
  9. cockle,
  10. cockleboat

Origin of cockhorse

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

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Examples from the Web for 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

cockhorse

/ (ˌkɒkˈhɔːs) /

noun

another name for rocking horse, hobbyhorse
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