one of a breed of strong horses developed in the U.S. for short-distance races, usually a quarter of a mile.
a horse of this breed used in herding livestock.
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How to use quarter horse in a sentence
I grew up in a little border town, Nogales, Arizona, quarter horses, and it’s amazing to stand up here.Bob Baffert, long horse racing’s irreverent king, sits on a precarious throne | Chuck Culpepper, Gus Garcia-Roberts | May 14, 2021 | Washington Post
British Dictionary definitions for quarter horse
a small powerful breed of horse, originally bred for sprinting in quarter-mile races in Virginia in the late 18th century
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