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cow pony

  1. a small, fast, agile horse trained for use by cowhands in herding cattle.
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Origin of cow pony

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for cow pony

Historical Examples

  • Wadley's quirt burned the flank of the cow-pony and it leaped for the road.

    Oh, You Tex!

    William Macleod Raine

  • He was no cow-pony and he objected to the dragging of the waif.

  • The cow-pony began to slide, haunches down and forelegs stiffened.

    Frances of the Ranges

    Amy Bell Marlowe

  • It was rough going, but nothing in reason can stop a cow-pony.

  • But Simon was more alert, and came about like a cow-pony, emitting terrible bellows.

    The Plow-Woman

    Eleanor Gates

British Dictionary definitions for cow pony

cow pony

  1. a horse used by cowboys when herding
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