draft horse

[ draft-hawrs, drahft ]
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noun
  1. a workhorse especially used or suited for drawing loads: The Clydesdales are among our most popular breeds of draft horses.

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Origin of draft horse

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First recorded in 1820–25

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How to use draft horse in a sentence

  • Maggie thought the foals were sweet, even though the draft horse babies were as big as full grown riding horses.

    Maggie's Wish | Marilyn D. Anderson
  • If he had paid for a colt and been delivered a draft-horse, his surprise would not have been more pleasant.

    The Bondboy | George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  • The draft horse is here and as good as any county can boast of.

  • Stud sweat like a draft horse despite the chill of the building.

    Plowing On Sunday | Sterling North
  • He was heavy, awkward and ugly, resembling somewhat a great draft-horse.