racehorse

[reys-hawrs]

Origin of racehorse

First recorded in 1620–30; race1 + horse
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British Dictionary definitions for race-horse

racehorse

noun
  1. a horse specially bred for racing
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Word Origin and History for race-horse
n.

1620s, from race (n.1) + horse (n.).

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