one of an English breed of red, white, or roan beef cattle, some having short horns and some naturally hornless.

Origin of Shorthorn

First recorded in 1820–30; short + horn
Also called Durham. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for shorthorn

herd, oxen, stock, calves, livestock, dogies, longhorn, strays

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British Dictionary definitions for shorthorn



a short-horned breed of cattle with several regional varietiesAlso called: Durham
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