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pole horse

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

An Americanism dating back to 1815–25
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Historical Examples of pole horse

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

    The Skipper and the Skipped

    Holman Day

British Dictionary definitions for pole horse

pole horse

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