plural -s
: a Russian breed of trotting horses evolved by interbreeding Dutch, Frisian, and Arabian horses and including a large heavy harness horse that is usually black and a lighter speedier horse that is commonly gray and is sometimes used for racing

Word History


after Count Aleksei Grigorievich Orlov †1808 Russian nobleman who started the breed

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“Orloff.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Orloff. Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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