Definition of Shire horse

1. Noun. British breed of large heavy draft horse.

Exact synonyms: Shire
Generic synonyms: Draft Horse, Draught Horse, Dray Horse



Definition of Shire horse

1. Noun. The tallest breed of draught horse. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Shire horse

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The shire horse owes its happily-chosen name to Arthur Young's remarks, in'the description of his agricultural tours during the closing years of the i8th ..."

2. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1908)
"Six years later it changed its name to the shire horse Society. ... The American shire horse Association, with headquarters at Wenona, 111., was established ..."

3. Types and Breeds of Farm Animals by Charles Sumner Plumb (1920)
"Bakewell was the earliest important improver of the English shire horse. He went to Holland and imported mares, using them in systematic crossing with 1 Sir ..."

4. Types and Breeds of Farm Animals by Charles Sumner Plumb (1906)
"CHAPTER XVIII THE SHIRE The very early history of the shire horse traces back ... The special region of shire horse breeding in England has been in the east ..."

5. Palmer's Index to the Times NewspaperTimes (London, England) (1898)
"Annual Meeting, 1 j 8 e •Agrarian Socialism in Hungary, 14 / 6 e Agricultural Hall. Islington. shire horse Show ; 4t, 22 / 14 а—23 / 8 5—24 J 8 5—3 m« а—» ..."

6. The Quarterly Review by George Walter Prothero, John Gibson Lockhart, William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Baron Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, Sir William Smith (1907)
"... it may be said a study of the skeleton of a shire horse confirms the conclusion arrived at by a study of the callosities and other external structures, ..."

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