stake horse

  1. a horse that is regularly entered in stake races.

Origin of stake horse

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95

Words Nearby stake horse Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use stake horse in a sentence

  • His race showed that Trainer John Morris has been doing some good work with the colt and has a stake-horse in his stable.

  • It was like the touch of a whip on the flanks of a stake horse.

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