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thoroughbred

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adjective thor·ough·bred \-ˌbred\

Definition of thoroughbred

  1. 1 :  thoroughly trained or skilled <a thoroughbred soldier>

  2. 2 :  bred from the best blood through a long line :  purebred <thoroughbred dogs>

  3. 3a capitalized :  of, relating to, or being a Thoroughbred horseb :  having characteristics resembling those of a Thoroughbred



1701

First Known Use of thoroughbred

1701


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thoroughbred

noun thor·ough·bred

Simple Definition of thoroughbred

  • : an animal (especially a horse) whose parents are from the same breed

  • Thoroughbred : a type of fast horse used mainly for racing

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of thoroughbred

  1. 1 :  a purebred or pedigreed animal

  2. 2 :  a thoroughly educated or skilled person

  3. 3 capitalized :  any of an English breed of light speedy horses kept chiefly for racing that originated from crosses between English mares of uncertain ancestry and Arabian stallions

Illustration of thoroughbred

1820

First Known Use of thoroughbred

1820


THOROUGHBRED Defined for Kids

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thoroughbred

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adjective thor·ough·bred \ˈthər-ō-ˌbred\

Definition of thoroughbred for Students




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thoroughbred

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noun thor·ough·bred

Definition of thoroughbred for Students

  1. 1 cap :  a speedy horse of an English breed kept mainly for racing

  2. 2 :  a purebred animal

  3. 3 :  a very educated or skilled person





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