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Horse meaning

horse - 20 dictionary results

  1. 1. The male of the genus horse, in distinction from the female or male; usually, a castrated male.
  2. 2. A frame with legs, used to support something; as, a clotheshorse, a sawhorse, etc.
  3. 3. A frame of timber, shaped like a horse, on which soldiers were made to ride for punishment.
  4. 4. Anything, actual or figurative, on which one rides as on a horse; a hobby.
  5. 5. See Footrope, a.
  6. 6. A breastband for a leadsman.
  7. 7. An iron bar for a sheet traveler to slide upon.
  8. 8. A jackstay.
  9. 9. To provide with a horse, or with horses; to mount on, or as on, a horse.
  10. 10. To sit astride of; to bestride.
  11. 11. To take or carry on the back; as, the keeper, horsing a deer.
  12. 12. To place on the back of another, or on a wooden horse, etc., to be flogged; to subject to such punishment.
  13. 13. To get on horseback.
  14. 14. Horseplay; tomfoolery.
  15. 15. Mounted soldiery; cavalry; - used without the plural termination; as, a regiment of horse; - distinguished from foot.
  16. 16. A mass of earthy matter, or rock of the same character as the wall rock, occurring in the course of a vein, as of coal or ore; hence, to take horse - said of a vein - is to divide into branches for a distance.
  17. 17. To cover, as a mare; - said of the male.
  18. 18. A translation or other illegitimate aid in study or examination; - called also trot, pony, Dobbin.
  19. 19. A solid- hoofed quadruped; cavalry; contrivance for carrying or supporting.
  20. 20. To place on, or furnish with, a horse.

horse - examples of usage

  1. He turned the horse and looked. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. He looked around for his horse. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. " Could I get a horse down here? - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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