Cleveland bay


Cleve·​land bay ˈklēv-lənd- How to pronounce Cleveland bay (audio)
: any of a breed of large strong horses of English origin that are uniformly bay with black legs, mane, and tail

Word History


Cleveland, former district in North Yorkshire, England

First Known Use

1796, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Cleveland bay was in 1796

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“Cleveland bay.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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