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quarter horse

noun

: a small, strong horse that can run very fast for short distances

Full Definition of QUARTER HORSE

:  any of a breed of compact muscular saddle horses developed in the United States and characterized by great endurance and by high speed for short distances
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Origin of QUARTER HORSE

from its high speed for distances up to a quarter of a mile
First Known Use: 1834
QUARTER HORSE Defined for Kids

quarter horse

noun

Definition of QUARTER HORSE for Kids

:  a stocky muscular saddle horse capable of running fast for short distances

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