shire horse

noun

a large heavy breed of carthorse with long hair on the fetlocksOften shortened to: shire

Nearby words

  1. shipyard,
  2. shiralee,
  3. shiraz,
  4. shire,
  5. shire highlands,
  6. shirer,
  7. shirk,
  8. shirker,
  9. shirleen,
  10. shirley

Word Origin for shire horse

C19: so called because the breed was originally reared in the Shires. See shire 1

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