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cow horse

noun



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Word History and Origins

Origin of cow horse1

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55

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Example Sentences

The best horse in the corral was the big bay cow-horse; but Wishful had no idea that Bartley knew that.

Bartley raced up, bracing himself as the big cow-horse set up in two jumps.

Two trial races were ridden and the sad cow horse was outrun with apparent ease.

Badger is a good reliable cow horse, but he's not a million years old, and he's got some natural equine suspicions.

That horse didn't have much style to him, and no gait to speak of; but he was as good a cow-horse as ever chawed a bit.

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