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white horse

a white-topped wave; whitecap.
Origin of white horse
1640-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • After being severed from the whale, the white-horse is first cut into portable oblongs ere going to the mincer.

    Moby Dick; or The Whale Herman Melville
  • I did so much want to have a white-horse to make me think of the sea for ever and ever.

    Fairies I Have Met Maud Margaret Key Stawell
  • But she was not quick enough, for the white-horse was far out of reach even as she threw out her white arms to catch his mane.

    Fairies I Have Met Maud Margaret Key Stawell
  • We dined at the white-horse there, and after dinner she drank very freely.

British Dictionary definitions for white-horse

white horse

the outline of a horse carved into the side of a chalk hill, usually dating to the Neolithic, Bronze, or Iron Ages, such as that at Uffington, Berkshire
(usually pl) a wave with a white broken crest
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