American quarter horse

noun

: quarter horse
The trio will ride American quarter horses, the oldest surviving American breed and also the most numerous, with 800,000 registered worldwide.Anne Hart, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 1 Aug. 1996
American quarter horses are the sport's drag racers—full of speed and power and always ready to run.John Erardi, Cincinnati Enquirer, 11 Sept. 2008

Word History

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of American quarter horse was in 1940

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“American quarter horse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/American%20quarter%20horse. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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