river horse


Definition of river horse

Examples of river horse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Only one thing moved me: the appearance in my head of the river horse. Joy Williams, The New Yorker, "The Fellow," 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, "Here's Proof Hippos Do Whatever They Want," 19 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of river horse

1563, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

3 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“River horse.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/river%20horse. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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