Crazy Horse


noun

Tashunca-Uitco,c1849–77, leader of the Oglala Sioux tribe: defeated General George Custer at battle of Little Bighorn.

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Example sentences from the Web for crazy horse

  • Right in the midst of the strike Crazy-horse wired that he had secured a big silk shipment for New York.

  • And before the silk was turned over to us Crazy-horse was looking for another job.

  • Our contracting freight agent on the Coast at that time was a fellow so erratic that he was nicknamed "Crazy-horse."

British Dictionary definitions for crazy horse

Crazy Horse

noun

Indian name Ta-Sunko-Witko . ?1849–77, Sioux Indian chief, remembered for his attempts to resist White settlement in Sioux territory
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Cultural definitions for crazy horse

Crazy Horse

A Sioux chief of the nineteenth century. Crazy Horse was one of the leaders of the Native American forces at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876. (See Custer's last stand.)

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