standardbred

standard-bred

[stan-derd-bred]
adjective
pertaining to a horse of the Standardbred breed.

Origin:
1890–95

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Standardbred

[stan-derd-bred]
noun
one of an American breed of trotting and pacing horses used chiefly for harness racing.

Origin:
1890–95; standard + bred

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standard-bred
 
n
a US and Canadian breed of trotting and pacing horse, used esp for harness-racing
 
[C19: so called because they are bred to attain a prescribed standard of speed]

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