[ thur-oh-peyst, -uh-peyst, thuhr- ]
/ ˈθɜr oʊˌpeɪst, -əˌpeɪst, ˈθʌr- /


trained to go through all the possible paces, as a horse.
thoroughgoing, complete, or perfect.

Origin of thoroughpaced

First recorded in 1640–50; thorough + paced Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for thoroughpaced

  • Thoroughpaced rogues are often good husbands and good fathers.

    London's Heart|B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
  • In the spirit of a thoroughpaced literalist Shepard argues through fifty pages that the Sabbath begins in the evening.

    The Beginners of a Nation|Edward Eggleston.

British Dictionary definitions for thoroughpaced


/ (ˈθʌrəˌpeɪst) /


(of a horse) showing performing ability in all paces
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