- using or having only a single horse: a one-horse carriage.
- small and unimportant; limited: a one-horse town.
Origin of one-horse
Examples from the Web for one-horse
Contemporary Examples of one-horse
Sure, coincidences happen, but these guys make big cities look like one-horse villages.‘Made in Chelsea’ Has a New York Moment
August 19, 2014
Historical Examples of one-horse
Of course, Richmond, Va., cannot now be looked upon as a "one-horse" town.
The governor got like this once in a one-horse Mexican pueblo on the uplands, away from everywhere.Victory
I thank my stars I am clean out of that one-horse town Albany!The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol 2 (of 2)
The one-horse tram on F Street to the Capitol was ample for traffic.The Education of Henry Adams
Why is a two-horse turning-plow better than a one-horse plow?Agriculture for Beginners
Charles William Burkett
- drawn by or using one horse
- (prenominal) informal small or obscurea one-horse town
"small-scale, petty" 1853, American English, colloquial, in reference to towns so small they only had one horse.