- a step or block of stone, wood, etc., for getting on or off a horse or in or out of a vehicle.
Origin of horse block
First recorded in 1745–55
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Examples from the Web for horse block
Then he led Sweetbriar to the horse-block, and his sister-in-law mounted.Dulcibel
As Capitola reached the horse-block, her own groom came to take the bridle.Capitola's Peril
Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth
Presley wheeled up the driveway and met Harran by the horse-block.The Octopus
It remained standing upon the horse-block where he had placed it.
Phonny said this as he passed across the floor toward the horse-block.