racehorse

[ reys-hawrs ]
/ ˈreɪsˌhɔrs /
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noun

a horse bred or kept for racing, especially in flat races or steeplechases.

Nearby words

  1. raceabout,
  2. racecar,
  3. racecard,
  4. racecourse,
  5. racegoer,
  6. racemase,
  7. racemate,
  8. raceme,
  9. racemic,
  10. racemic acid

Origin of racehorse

First recorded in 1620–30; race1 + horse

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British Dictionary definitions for race-horse

racehorse

/ (ˈreɪsˌhɔːs) /

noun

a horse specially bred for racing
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Word Origin and History for race-horse

race-horse

n.

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

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