Tennessee walking horse

noun

Ten·​nes·​see walking horse ˈte-nə-ˌsē- How to pronounce Tennessee walking horse (audio)
: any of an American breed of large easy-gaited saddle horses largely of standardbred and Morgan ancestry

called also Tennessee walker

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  • Tennessee walking horse

Examples of Tennessee walking horse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Depending on the time of year, the farm’s residents include ducks, chickens, quail, sheep, geese, goats, Mangalitsa pigs, honeybees and a Tennessee walking horse. Lynne Sherwin, cleveland, 8 Apr. 2022 In 2012, the Humane Society of the United States released an undercover investigation revealing abuse to a breed called the Tennessee walking horse, including chemicals being cooked into their feet to create an exaggerated gait known as Big Lick, which is valued in shows. Britta Lokting, Washington Post, 18 Nov. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Tennessee walking horse was in 1938

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“Tennessee walking horse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tennessee%20walking%20horse. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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