rocking horse


Definition of rocking horse

: a toy horse mounted on rockers

called also hobbyhorse

Examples of rocking horse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her body sways backward and forward like a rocking horse being pulled along on a dolly. Ed Yong, The Atlantic, "The Last Giraffes on Earth," 13 Mar. 2020 Other items spotted in the playroom include a collection of rocking horses, a ball pit with an attachable slide, and an art easel for painting. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "See Inside the Kardashian-West Playroom, Which Has a Concert Stage, Craft Closet, and Grocery Store," 13 Feb. 2020 Theater props: Dan Butler at Flexible Storage Solutions in the U.K. unearthed in one of his units a 7-foot-tall wooden horse, too large to be a child’s rocking horse, but perfect for a stage. oregonlive, "Top 10 creepiest pieces of junk and other weird stuff left in storage units," 14 Feb. 2020 Haenke's watercolor depicts a menagerie of children's playthings, rocking horse, teddy bear, toy soldier, train set, etc., spilling from a toy chest. Matt Wake |, al, "Is Bama’s mascot on this classic Aerosmith album cover?," 11 Feb. 2020 Emanuel and Servant both take place in large Gothic houses with ornate wallpaper and antique rocking horses. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "The Filmmaker Who Says M. Night Shyamalan Stole Her Movie," 15 Jan. 2020 Or perhaps a graveyard of rocking horses, a strange stone marker on an island, or old trophies under a bridge., "On the front of the monument is a small replica of the Maritana, carved into the stone. The image shows the ship approaching what’s probably Boston Light. If you get close enough, you can see the details of its sails and masts, waves rippling beneath it with the gusts from the wind.," 20 Nov. 2019 The festival has backdrops for staged photographs too, including a sleigh and a giant rocking horse. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Christmas in Chicago includes a huge indoor festival and riding the 'L' with Santa," 15 Nov. 2019 Theo sets out to help patch up his new friends, a threadbare angel, a rusty tin soldier, a robin that has forgotten how to sing, and a rocking horse with an indiscriminate appetite. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, "Children’s Books: Season’s Readings," 30 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of rocking horse

1724, in the meaning defined above

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“Rocking horse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of rocking horse

: a toy horse that is attached to rockers and that moves back and forth while a child sits on it

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Kids Definition of rocking horse

: a toy horse mounted on rockers

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