quarter horse

noun

Definition of quarter horse

: 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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Examples of quarter horse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has awarded a license for a new facility with plans to offer quarter horse racing in the state. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 28 July 2022 Bradshaw's quarter horse breeding operation has several horses in competition at the event, which runs through Saturday at the fairgrounds. Zach Roth, USA TODAY, 15 July 2022 The horse was a 20-year-old American quarter horse that helped children learn to ride at Taylor Turn Stables since 2008, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. Jake Allen, The Indianapolis Star, 9 June 2022 This new episode documents the history of American horse breeds, including Appaloosa, Morgan, mustang and quarter horse. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 23 Feb. 2022 Danjer, a five-year-old multiple Grade 1 winning quarter horse trained by Dean Frey, is the 3-5 favorite to repeat Tuesday in the $52,360 Canterbury Park Championship Challenge, a 440 yard, Grade 3 race at Canterbury Park. Star Tribune, 5 July 2021 The Legislature is expected to consider a measure that would allow casinos to operate card games without also having to run quarter horse or harness races or jai alai matches. Skyler Swisher, sun-sentinel.com, 14 May 2021 The legislation would allow casinos to operate card games without also having to run quarter horse or harness races or jai alai matches. Skyler Swisher, sun-sentinel.com, 22 Apr. 2021 The legislation would allow casinos to operate card games without also having to run quarter horse or harness races or jai alai matches. Skyler Swisher, sun-sentinel.com, 22 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of quarter horse

1822, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for quarter horse

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

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The first known use of quarter horse was in 1822

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7 Aug 2022

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“Quarter horse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quarter%20horse. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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quarter horse

noun

Kids Definition of quarter horse

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

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