workhorse


work·horse

noun \ˈwərk-ˌhrs\

: a dependable person who does a lot of work

: a dependable machine or vehicle that is used to do a lot of work

Full Definition of WORKHORSE

1
:  a horse used chiefly for labor as distinguished from driving, riding, or racing
2
a (1) :  a person who performs most of the work of a group task (2) :  a hardworking person
b :  something that is markedly useful, durable, or dependable
c :  horse 7

First Known Use of WORKHORSE

1543

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