pertaining to a horse of the Standardbred breed.

Origin of standard-bred

First recorded in 1890–95 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for standard-bred

Historical Examples of standard-bred

  • It reminds me of the time I went on a hunt on a Standard-bred trotter.

    The Camp Fire Girls on a Yacht

    Margaret Love Sanderson

  • A standard-bred animal is one that is bred especially to conform to requirements agreed upon by breeders and exhibitors.

    Our Domestic Birds

    John H. Robinson

  • These were hardy little animals, a cross between a standard-bred saddle horse of the north and a mustang.

British Dictionary definitions for standard-bred



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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