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[reys-hawrs] /ˈreɪsˌhɔrs/
a horse bred or kept for racing, especially in flat races or steeplechases.
Origin of racehorse
1620-30; race1 + horse Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for racehorse
  • In this atmosphere even scientists have loosened the reins on that restless racehorse called speculation and let imagination run.
  • The only comparable increase in animals is found in a greyhound, racehorse, or wolf running at full speed.
  • The fun is in the human menagerie that collects around a top racehorse.
  • Flay is a longtime racehorse owner and fan of the sport.
  • He was an independent oil producer and racehorse owner.
  • Every time the thoroughbred racehorse competes, he or she is flirting with a fatal injury.
British Dictionary definitions for racehorse


a horse specially bred for racing
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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