race·​horse ˈrās-ˌhȯrs How to pronounce racehorse (audio)
: a horse bred or kept for racing

Examples of racehorse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In fact, 24 of her racehorses won at the prestigious horse races through the years. Stephanie Petit, Peoplemag, 21 June 2024 However, the study's author also suggested that faster racehorses could theoretically be possible. Sorcha Bradley, The Week Uk, theweek, 18 June 2024 And no, the racehorse industry does not have a retirement plan — well, not for horses anyway. Voice Of The People, New York Daily News, 15 June 2024 The seven-month-old twins watched as racehorse Dornoch won the last run of the Triple Crown series. Ana Calderone, Peoplemag, 9 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for racehorse 

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1626, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of racehorse was circa 1626

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“Racehorse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/racehorse. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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race·​horse ˈrās-ˌhȯ(ə)rs How to pronounce racehorse (audio)
: a horse bred or kept for racing

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