Clydesdale

noun
Clydes·​dale | \ ˈklīdz-ˌdāl How to pronounce Clydesdale (audio) \

Definition of Clydesdale

: any of a breed of heavy draft horses originally from Clydesdale, Scotland with long silky hair on the legs

First Known Use of Clydesdale

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 6 Jul. 2022.

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Clydesdale geographical name

Clydes·​dale | \ ˈklīdz-ˌdāl How to pronounce Clydesdale (audio) \

Definition of Clydesdale

valley of the upper Clyde River in Scotland

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