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rocking horse

a toy horse, as of wood, mounted on rockers or springs, on which children may ride; hobbyhorse.
Origin of rocking horse
1795-1805 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • “The rocking-horse and the big-boned Irish hunter” suggest rich mines of child psychology.

    Dickens As an Educator James L. (James Laughlin) Hughes
  • The marbles, and the rocking-horse, and—what else ought there to be?

    Margaret Montfort Laura E. Richards
  • If only she herself could be here to buy his children their first rocking-horse!

    The Forsyte Saga, Complete John Galsworthy
  • "It was because I had given away the rocking-horse," she declared.

    Love at Paddington W. Pett Ridge
  • Why not "teapot," or "rocking-horse," or anything else that's appropriate?'

    The Diva's Ruby F. Marion Crawford
  • And that hair—it is the tail of your nephew's rocking-horse, isn't it?

  • It gave the tub a kind of instability: and every time I looked at the rocking-horse, it seemed to rock.

    The Comforts of Home Ralph Bergengren
  • Raphael could not draw a horse; his Attila rides on a rocking-horse.

    Zones of the Spirit August Strindberg
  • At six years of age she rejected a doll, and asked for a rocking-horse.

    Aurora Floyd, Vol. I (of 3) M. E. (Mary Elizabeth) Braddon
British Dictionary definitions for rocking-horse

rocking horse

a toy horse mounted on a pair of rockers on which a child can rock to and fro in a seesaw movement
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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