river horse

noun

Examples of river horse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the Padres’ offense is boring, moves like a river horse, and dull doesn’t cut it. Nick Canepacolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 June 2022 Only one thing moved me: the appearance in my head of the river horse. Joy Williams, The New Yorker, 23 Sep. 2019 In this video, a lion latches onto a hippo's rump in a vain attempt to take the river horse down. Elaina Zachos, National Geographic, 19 Dec. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1563, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of river horse was in 1563

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“River horse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/river%20horse. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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