dray horse

  1. a draft horse used for pulling a dray.

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How to use dray horse in a sentence

  • I do not know how it happened, but when the head-yards were swung, I found myself pulling at the fore-brace, like a dray horse.

    Miles Wallingford | James Fenimore Cooper
  • He leaned against a filing-case like a heavy dray horse which had come to a final stop.

    Whispering Wires | Henry Leverage
  • How much more wise were the animals—and I raised my hand to stroke a huge dray-horse by the pavement.

    Shandygaff | Christopher Morley
  • He would not be more astonished than would the ancient Eohippus on meeting with a modern dray-horse.

    Theism or Atheism | Chapman Cohen
  • She who had been a broad-backed dray-horse, upon whose hind-quarters pierrots might waltz, became a colt in a field.

    The Voyage Out | Virginia Woolf

British Dictionary definitions for drayhorse


/ (ˈdreɪˌhɔːs) /

  1. a large powerful horse used for drawing a dray

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