Clydesdale

noun

Clydes·​dale ˈklīdz-ˌdāl How to pronounce Clydesdale (audio)
: any of a breed of heavy draft horses originally from Clydesdale, Scotland with long silky hair on the legs

Examples of Clydesdale in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Willis Custom Homes is offering a Reverse Clydesdale plan. Weichert Realtors® Welch & Company, Kansas City Star, 16 June 2024 Budweiser Budweiser taps into our sense of nostalgia, bringing back their famous Clydesdales for another Super Bowl appearance. Jager Weatherby, New York Daily News, 10 Feb. 2024 Seven years later, Branson more than doubled his original £50 million investment when Clydesdale Bank agreed to acquire Virgin Money to form the UK’s sixth-largest lender in a £1.7 billion takeover. Ben Stupples, Fortune Europe, 9 Apr. 2024 The group was later bought by Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banking Group (CYBG) in 2018 for £1.7 billion ($2.68 billion)for £1.7 billion ($2.68 billion) in 2018. Ryan Hogg, Fortune Europe, 11 Mar. 2024 The Teamsters union represents 5,000 Anheuser-Busch workers who brew and package beer and even take care of the company’s legendary Clydesdale horses. Dee-Ann Durbin, Fortune, 29 Feb. 2024 On Clydesdale Avenue, San Jose, in April 2023, a 2,274-square-foot home was sold for $1,615,000, a price per square foot of $710. Bay Area Home Report, The Mercury News, 26 Feb. 2024 Eventually, adult Clydesdales grow to about 6 feet tall and weigh about 2,000 pounds. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 30 Jan. 2024 Budweiser led the way: Who can object to a Labrador nuzzling a Clydesdale? Alan Murray, Fortune, 12 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1786, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Clydesdale was in 1786

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“Clydesdale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Clydesdale. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

Clydesdale

noun
Clydes·​dale ˈklīdz-ˌdāl How to pronounce Clydesdale (audio)
: any of a breed of heavy draft horses originally from Clydesdale, Scotland, with long silky hair on the legs

Geographical Definition

Clydesdale

geographical name

Clydes·​dale ˈklīdz-ˌdāl How to pronounce Clydesdale (audio)
valley of the upper Clyde River in Scotland

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