brood·​mare | \ ˈbrüd-ˌmer How to pronounce broodmare (audio) \

Definition of broodmare

: a mare kept for breeding

Examples of broodmare in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The winning double may be one the first times that a broodmare had winners in two different breeds on the same day. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 1 Jan. 2021 Unless the ownership group changes its mind on this 5-year-old mare, she will be sold, probably to spend time as a broodmare. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 7 Nov. 2020 The daughter of the Godolphin Arabian, considered ‘Queen of the Turf,’ also gained fame as a broodmare. Baltimore Sun Staff,, 3 Oct. 2020 The son of Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew was leading sire in 2003 and 2006 and leading broodmare in 2015, according to Bloodhorse. Courier Journal, The Courier-Journal, 22 Feb. 2020 Curlin To Mischief is by two-time horse of the year Curlin and out of the mare Leslie’s Lady, a top broodmare. Los Angeles Times, 22 Aug. 2019 Retired in October to the Lexington, Ky., farm of owner Don Alberto Stables to begin career as a broodmare. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 1 Aug. 2019 Secretariat went on to a successful career as a stallion, but like many of the other Triple Crown winners, produced better broodmares than colts. John Cherwa,, 9 June 2018 SF Bloodstock purchases stallions, or shares in them, and broodmares, and sells yearlings at auctions, according to the Times. Justin Sayers, The Courier-Journal, 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of broodmare

1753, in the meaning defined above

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“Broodmare.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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