noun, plural horse·heads, (especially collectively) horse·head.

Origin of horsehead

First recorded in 1880–85; horse + head Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for horsehead

Historical Examples of horsehead

  • He stayed with me while I was crazy and got me safe to Horsehead.

    Laramie Holds the Range

    Frank H. Spearman

  • 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.


    Johanna Spyri

  • 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.