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horsehead

[ hawrs-hed ]
/ ˈhɔrsˌhɛd /
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noun, plural horse·heads, (especially collectively) horse·head.
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Origin of horsehead

First recorded in 1880–85; horse + head
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How to use horsehead in a sentence

  • It was a medium ship of five thousand tons burden, designed for service in the Horsehead Nebula region.

    The Pirates of Ersatz|Murray Leinster
  • I was thinking of the time me and George put sheep-dip in Horsehead Johnson's whisky.

  • He has a friendly laugh and wears a gold pendant with a red stone on his thick gold chain; there is a horsehead on his cane.

    Heidi|Johanna Spyri
  • He stayed with me while I was crazy and got me safe to Horsehead.

    Laramie Holds the Range|Frank H. Spearman
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