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cockhorse

[kok-hawrs] /ˈkɒkˌhɔrs/
noun
1.
a child's rocking horse or hobbyhorse.
Origin of cockhorse
1530-1540
1530-40; orig. father's leg, astride which child rides, from cock1 in sense “projection” + horse
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  • That conqueror of circumstances will, the dullest soul may begin predicting, return on his cockhorse to favour and authority.

British Dictionary definitions for cockhorse

cockhorse

/ˌkɒkˈhɔːs/
noun
1.
another name for rocking horse, hobbyhorse
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