race·​horse | \ ˈrās-ˌhȯrs How to pronounce racehorse (audio) \

Definition of racehorse

: a horse bred or kept for racing

Examples of racehorse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Contention rages to this day over what constitutes an acceptable level of therapeutic medication in a racehorse’s system. Childs Walker, baltimoresun.com, "Medina Spirit saga evokes memories of 1968 Kentucky Derby disqualification for Maryland-bred Dancer’s Image," 13 May 2021 From investment properties to shares in a racehorse, venture capital in a startup company or music royalties, there is a wide range of investment options available that goes far beyond what is offered through banks or brokerage firms. Jaime Raskulinecz, Forbes, "Diversifying Your Retirement Portfolio With A Self-Directed IRA," 11 May 2021 Emily Davison threw herself under the hoofs of the king’s racehorse, succumbing to her injuries four days later. Washington Post, "The Age of Decadence: A History of Britain, 1880-1914," 5 May 2021 Billy Hengen and Joe Cullen, co-head coaches at Gentry Academy, have the undefeated Stars playing a similar racehorse style. Staff Reports, Star Tribune, "Gentry Academy a lot like high-scoring Rochester John Marshall, Holy Angels teams of past," 31 Mar. 2021 The drama of the episode comes when James is summoned to Hot Neville’s home to see Andante, the champion racehorse, who is bucking in his stall and seems to be in extreme discomfort. Alice Burton, Vulture, "All Creatures Great and Small Recap: Requiem for a Horse," 24 Jan. 2021 Andante was an extremely talented adult racehorse, who Hot Neville also clearly had emotional attachment to, so his anger is well understood from both a feelings and a money perspective. Alice Burton, Vulture, "All Creatures Great and Small Recap: Requiem for a Horse," 24 Jan. 2021 Paras is a racehorse who, after wandering away from her stable with a purse filled with the day’s winnings in her teeth, finds a new life and new friends in one of the city's parks. Rochelle M. O’gorman, The Christian Science Monitor, "Audiobooks to bring delight to the holiday season," 21 Dec. 2020 The novel has nothing to do with the Soviet thaw of the late ’80s; it is built instead on the unlikely friendship between Frida and a racehorse named Perestroika. Los Angeles Times, "For Jane Smiley in the year 2020, tough times call for furry tales," 3 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of racehorse

circa 1626, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of racehorse was circa 1626

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17 May 2021

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“Racehorse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/racehorse. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of racehorse

: a horse that is bred and trained for racing


race·​horse | \ ˈrās-ˌhȯrs How to pronounce racehorse (audio) \

Kids Definition of racehorse

: a horse bred or kept for racing

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