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Standardbred

[stan-derd-bred]
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noun
  1. one of an American breed of trotting and pacing horses used chiefly for harness racing.
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Origin of Standardbred

First recorded in 1890–95; standard + bred

standard-bred

[stan-derd-bred]
adjective
  1. 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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British Dictionary definitions for standardbred

standard-bred

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

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