draft horse

[ draft-hawrs, drahft ]
/ ˈdræft ˌhɔrs, drɑft /

noun

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

First recorded in 1820–25
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for draft horse

  • Yet a fly walking near it will make a noise as loud as a draft-horse.

    The Silent Bullet|Arthur B. Reeve
  • He wants some particular good—a race-horse, a draft-horse—better quality or greater quantity of181 this or that.

    Under the Maples|John Burroughs
  • 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