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horseflesh

[ hawrs-flesh ]

noun

  1. the flesh of a horse.
  2. horses collectively, especially for riding, racing, etc.


horseflesh

/ ˈhɔːsˌflɛʃ /

noun

  1. horses collectively
  2. the flesh of a horse, esp edible horse meat


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Word History and Origins

Origin of horseflesh1

First recorded in 1490–1500; horse + flesh
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Example Sentences

Rove is a master tactician, but not necessarily a great judge of political horseflesh.

Terry and the Queen have something very passionate between them: horseflesh.

The menu at the principal hotel, where I dined, would (if it had been printed) have consisted of one item—horseflesh.

At the time of the surrender the last flask of powder was exhausted, and the garrison had long been living on horseflesh.

Polo is very popular and Buenos Aires has its own Hurlingham, and good horseflesh can be obtained more cheaply than at home.

If horseflesh can be depended on, it is a very favourite and strengthening food, and may be given.

The mimicry, it should be said, extends further than to the sense of beauty in horseflesh simply.

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