Definition of Mustang

1. Noun. Small hardy range horse of the western plains descended from horses brought by the Spanish.

Generic synonyms: Pony
Specialized synonyms: Bronc, Broncho, Bronco

Definition of Mustang

1. n. The half-wild horse of the plains in Mexico, California, etc. It is small, hardy, and easily sustained.

Definition of Mustang

1. Noun. A small, hardy, naturalized (feral) horse of the North American west. ¹

2. Noun. (context: U.S. military slang) A merchant marine who joined the U.S. Navy as a commissioned officer during the American Civil War. ¹

3. Noun. (context: U.S. military slang generalized) A commissioned officer who started military service as an enlisted person. ¹

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Definition of Mustang

1. a wild horse [n -S]

Medical Definition of Mustang

1. The half-wild horse of the plains in Mexico, California, etc. It is small, hardy, and easily sustained. Mustard grape, a species of grape (Vitis candicans), native in Arkansas and Texas. The berries are small, light-coloured, with an acid skin and a sweet pulp. Origin: Sp. Musteno belonging to the graziers, strayed, wild. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mustang

mustache cup
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mustang (current term)
mustang mint
mustard agent
mustard chlorohydrin
mustard compounds
mustard family
mustard gas
mustard gases
mustard greens
mustard oil
mustard plaster
mustard sauce

Literary usage of Mustang

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1. Sketches from "Texas Siftings". by Alexander Edwin Sweet, John Armoy Knox (1882)
"A TEXAS mustang. WHEN the foreigner pictures a Texas mustang in his ... In the illustrations the mustang has a flashing eye, a distended nostril, a 1:39! ..."

2. Agriculture by William Penn Brooks (1911)
"mustang and Indian ponies—In our own country there are two breeds of ponies which deserve mention,— the Northern Indian pony and the mustang. ..."

3. The Innocents Abroad, Or, The New Pilgrims' Progress: Being Some Account of by Mark Twain (1870)
"... walked over a vagabond who was eating his dinner on the curbstone—a piece of bread and a bunch of grapes. When I found that this mustang was clerking in ..."

4. Gypsies, Or why We Went Gypsying in the Sierras by Dio Lewis (1881)
"CHAPTER mustang HORSES. The mustang is a wonderful saddle horse, ... The mustang weighs from 700 to 1000 pounds. He rarely weighs as much as a thous- ..."

5. Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: A Series of Annotated Reprints of Some of by Reuben Gold Thwaites (1905)
"... Stock'— Crossing the Arkansas — Great Battle with Rattlesnakes — A mustang Colt and a Mule Fracas —'The Caches'— Origin and Signification of the Term. ..."

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