[hawrs-klawth, -kloth]

noun, plural horse·cloths [hawrs-klawth z, -kloth z, -klawths, -kloths] /ˈhɔrsˌklɔðz, -ˌklɒðz, -ˌklɔθs, -ˌklɒθs/.

a cloth used to cover a horse, or as part of its trappings.

Origin of horsecloth

First recorded in 1520–30; horse + cloth Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for horsecloth

Historical Examples of horsecloth

  • Beside him, on the horsecloth, lay the fiddle he had made from a shingle.

  • To tell the truth, I was surprised to meet him in the Horsecloth.

  • But two nights ago, as I was in the American bar, at the Horsecloth, a man touched me on the arm.

  • I was tempted at last to take the horsecloth off my shoulders, and to wrap my feet up in it, but all was of no use.

    Snow Shoes and Canoes

    William H. G. Kingston

  • Then the man forming the hinder part of the carnival steed sprang quickly forth from beneath the horsecloth.