quarter horse

noun

Definition of quarter horse

  1. :  any of a breed of compact muscular saddle horses developed in the U.S. and characterized by great endurance and by high speed for short distances

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Origin and Etymology of quarter horse

from its high speed for distances up to a quarter of a mile


First Known Use: 1822


QUARTER HORSE Defined for English Language Learners

quarter horse

noun

Definition of quarter horse for English Language Learners

  • : a small, strong horse that can run very fast for short distances


QUARTER HORSE Defined for Kids

quarter horse

noun

Definition of quarter horse for Students

  1. :  a stocky muscular saddle horse capable of running fast for short distances


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