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horse opera

noun
1.
a television or radio program or motion picture about the Wild West, often presented serially and usually dealing with adventures of cowboys, gunmen, gold prospectors, etc.
Compare Western (def 8).
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  • They've all done nobly by a noble horse opera, but none so nobly as its director.
British Dictionary definitions for horse opera

horse opera

noun
1.
(informal) another term for Western (sense 4)
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horse opera

noun phrase
  1. A cowboy movie; western; oater (1927+)
  2. A circus show featuring horses (1857+ Circus)

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