one-horse

adjective
\ ˈwən-ˈhȯrs How to pronounce one-horse (audio) \

Definition of one-horse

1 : drawn or operated by one horse
2 : small, small-time … the only way a lot of kids stuck in one-horse towns know that they can find life-changing fame and fortune is on the stage.— Neely Tucker

First Known Use of one-horse

1734, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“One-horse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/one-horse. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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one-horse

adjective
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English Language Learners Definition of one-horse

informal : small and dull
: pulled by one horse

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