any bloodsucking, usually large fly of the family Tabanidae, esp. of the genus Tabanus, a serious pest of horses, cattle, etc
If someone describes a town as a one-horse town, they mean it is very small, dull, and old-fashioned .
any marine teleost fish of the temperate and tropical genus Hippocampus, having a bony-plated body, a prehensile tail, and a horselike head and swimming in an upright position: family Syngnathidae ( pipefishes )
an order to mount horses
If you describe a contest as a two-horse race, you mean that only two of the people or things taking part have any chance of winning .
a horse used in battle; charger
a strong horse bred to draw heavy loads ; draft horse
a horse, usually strong and heavily built, for drawing a coach
Native American name Ta-Sunko-Witko . ?1849–77, Sioux chief, remembered for his attempts to resist White settlement in Sioux territory
If you describe someone as a dark horse, you mean that people know very little about them, although they may have recently had success or may be about to have success.
something that has ceased to be useful or relevant
a draft horse used for pulling a dray
→ don't look a gift horse in the mouth
→ to get on your high horse
You describe a subject or idea as your hobby-horse if you have strong feelings on it and like talking about it whenever you have the opportunity .
an erect annual Eurasian bean plant, Vicia faba, cultivated for its large edible flattened seeds, used as a vegetable
a decorative brass ornament, usually circular, originally attached to a horse's harness
A horse-drawn carriage, cart, or other vehicle is one that is pulled by one or more horses.
a special cavalry brigade assigned to the British royal household
a coarse, mocking, or raucous laugh ; guffaw
→ western (sense 6 )
an organized race between jockeys and their mounts
a person riding a horse
A horse show is a sporting event in which people riding horses compete in order to demonstrate their skill and control .
to buy and sell horses
a steam-driven railway locomotive
lightly armed and highly mobile cavalry
a horse used to transport goods, equipment, etc
a horse harnessed alongside the shaft ( pole ) of a vehicle
( formerly ) a horse kept at an inn or post house for use by postriders or for hire to travellers
a large heavy breed of carthorse with long hair on the fetlocks
→ pommel horse
an opponent who performs against a superior foe in a workout or exhibition
the horse, or one of the horses, harnessed nearest the front wheels of a vehicle
the outline of a horse carved into the side of a chalk hill, usually dating to the Neolithic, Bronze, or Iron Ages, such as that at Uffington, Berkshire
a horse ( Equus caballus ) that has become feral
a breed of horse of North African origin, similar to the Arab but less spirited
muscle stiffness or cramp following strenuous athletic exercise
A clothes horse is a folding frame used inside someone's house to hang washing on while it dries .
a saddle horse trained for use in separating an individual animal, such as a cow, from a herd
a horse used for pulling vehicles
If you horse around, you play roughly and rather carelessly, so that you could hurt someone or damage something.
a person who breaks in a horse
a person who breeds horses
a band of leather or rope placed around a horse's neck to restrain or harness it
a person who buys and sells horses as a profession
an informal word for a vet who specializes in treating horses