- one of a French breed of draft horses, having a gray or black coat.
Origin of Percheron
Examples from the Web for percheron
Historical Examples of percheron
The Percheron had been grained too heavily and had not been given sufficient exercise.Plowing On Sunday
As we have said before, the Percheron breed of horses came from France.
Of the heavy-flanked Percheron breed of horse are the ladies on the canvases of Cézanne.Unicorns
Sid romped home like a Percheron colt and Bacon got to first.The Crimson Sweater
Ralph Henry Barbour
The Finn woman is thick everywhere, broad of girth and deep of chest like a Percheron stallion.I, Mary MacLane
- a compact heavy breed of carthorse, grey or black in colour
Word Origin for Percheron
1875, from French Percheron, adjective formed from le Perche, region south of Normandy where horses were bred that were strong, light, and fast.