Tra·​keh·​ner tra-ˈkā-nər How to pronounce Trakehner (audio)
: any of a breed of large powerful saddle horses of East Prussian origin that excel in dressage and jumping

Examples of Trakehner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My father’s horse was an enormous black Trakehner, an East Prussian warmblood who did not always do what my father asked of him. Christy Tending, Longreads, 2 Feb. 2023

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Word History


German, from Trakehnen, site of the Prussian royal stud in East Prussia

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Trakehner was in 1926

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

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