pole horse

  1. a horse harnessed to the tongue of a vehicle; poler; wheeler.

Origin of pole horse

An Americanism dating back to 1815–25

Words Nearby pole horse

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How to use pole horse in a sentence

  • It was different in the case of Marengo Todd, driver of the pole-horse, and entitled to "protection."

British Dictionary definitions for pole horse

pole horse

  1. a horse harnessed alongside the shaft (pole) of a vehicle: Also called: poler

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