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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The story begins in 2001, when Zoe is born in a racehorse stable owned by her parents at the same time as a horse named Beautiful Intrigue. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Nov. 2022 The Pulitzer Prize winner offers a lesson in weaving together disparate narratives with this novel inspired by a real-life 19th-century racehorse. Washington Post Editors And Reviewers, Washington Post, 17 Nov. 2022 Over the decades, the ranch developed its own breed of cattle, the Santa Gertrudis, and created a breeding program that produced the Thoroughbred racehorse Assault, winner of the 1946 Triple Crown. Emma Balter, Chron, 1 Nov. 2022 While most people make money off NFTs by selling them, a digital racehorse can win money in real time while racing an unlimited amount of races. J.l. Kirven, The Courier-Journal, 12 Apr. 2022 And Jay Haynes, that ‘horse’ previously mentioned, is both a workhorse and a racehorse. al, 1 Oct. 2022 The Highlands School, founded in 1996 in Street, stands on an 18-acre campus in Bel Air that was once home to the Preakness-winning racehorse Deputed Testamony. Tony Roberts, Baltimore Sun, 27 Sep. 2022 Animal rights activists on Friday protested the death of a racehorse Sunday during the heat wave at Golden Gate Fields. Michael Cabanatuan, San Francisco Chronicle, 9 Sep. 2022 No major American racehorse approaches this record until 1988, when Personal Ensign retires with a perfect 13-for-13 career. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 20 June 2022 See More

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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 27 Nov. 2022.

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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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