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standard-bred

[ stan-derd-bred ]
/ ˈstæn dərdˌbrɛd /
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adjective
pertaining to a horse of the Standardbred breed.
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Origin of standard-bred

First recorded in 1890–95

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Standardbred
[ stan-derd-bred ]
/ ˈstæn dərdˌbrɛd /

noun
one of an American breed of trotting and pacing horses used chiefly for harness racing.

Origin of Standardbred

First recorded in 1890–95; standard + bred
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British Dictionary definitions for standard-bred

standard-bred

noun
a US and Canadian breed of trotting and pacing horse, used esp for harness-racing

Word Origin for standard-bred

C19: so called because they are bred to attain a prescribed standard of speed
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