Definition of Carthorse

1. Noun. Draft horse kept for pulling carts.

Exact synonyms: Cart Horse, Drayhorse
Generic synonyms: Draft Horse, Draught Horse, Dray Horse

Definition of Carthorse

1. Noun. A large, strong horse used for pulling heavy loads. ¹

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Definition of Carthorse

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Carthorse

cartes blanches
cartesian coordinate
cartesian coordinate system
cartesian nomogram
cartesian plane
cartesian product
carthorse (current term)
cartilage-hair hypoplasia
cartilage bone
cartilage capsule
cartilage cell
cartilage knife
cartilage lacuna
cartilage matrix
cartilage of acoustic meatus
cartilage of auditory tube
cartilage of ear
cartilage of nasal septum

Literary usage of Carthorse

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1. A Policy of Free Exchange: Essays by Various Writers on the Economical and by Thomas Mackay (1894)
"The carthorse cannot gallop like the thoroughbred, so the thoroughbred must be hobbled to bring him back to the carthorse. It is claimed, of course, ..."

2. Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society of England by Royal Agricultural Society of England (1881)
"22 first, a clean, active, lengthy colt, with capital back and loin, fiat-boned legs, and splendid feather; just the stamp of an English carthorse. No. ..."

3. The Perfect Horse: How to Know Him, how to Breed Him, how to Train Him, how by William Henry Harrison Murray, George Bailey Loring (1873)
"And, since the leg-bone of the carthorse is porous and spongy, it must be larger in bulk, in order to supply the needed amount of strength. ..."

4. America at Work by John Foster Fraser (1906)
"Though the simile is a little strained, I might say the American is the racehorse in work, while the Briton is the carthorse. The racehorse will go faster, ..."

5. A Collection of Records and Documents Relating to the Hundred and Manor of by Crondall manor, England, Francis Joseph Baigent (1891)
"Total, 170. There are in stock, 40. SUTTON.—HTH APRIL HORSES.—4 carriage horses in stock. 4 in stock. carthorse.—I carthorse in stock. 1 in stock. ..."

6. Angling Reminiscences by Thomas Tod Stoddart (1837)
"'tis a horse—a cart-horse—and nothing but a carthorse! Hie thee, Bill, this way, and behold a carthorse. May. No unwelcome Omen, Doctor;—the inn cannot be ..."

7. British Farmer's Magazine (1878)
"... The Old English carthorse." He thought that the adoption of the term •' Shire-bred" would create a feeling which would tend to deprive them of support. ..."

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