rocking horse


Definition of rocking horse

: a toy horse mounted on rockers

called also hobbyhorse

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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 Other elements like the flamingo crib sheets, fluffy llama rocking horse, and curtains are also pink or have pink accents. Olivia Harrison,, "Khloé Kardashian Has A $1,525 Blanket In Baby True's Nursery," 22 May 2018 Visible are a comfy-looking piece of white lounge furniture, a rocking horse, a large lamb toy, a white dresser and a pink-and-white butterfly mobile. Jen Juneau,, "Khloé Kardashian Shows Off Daughter True's Nursery — Which Includes the Crib Sister Kim Loves," 21 May 2018 At first, there were just 176: simplistic, highly pixelated icons such as a heart, a soccer ball and a rocking horse. Barbara Ortutay, Houston Chronicle, "Will we get a sliced bagel emoji? Well, there's a process," 2 Jan. 2018 Elsewhere in this early childhood education center in central China, youngsters are riding rocking horses, clambering on a jungle gym, thumbing through picture books, or taking part in group reading. Dennis Normile, Science | AAAS, "One in three Chinese children faces an education apocalypse. An ambitious experiment hopes to save them," 21 Sep. 2017 The carousel’s maker, the Charles W.F. Dare Company, of Brooklyn, N.Y., also manufactured children’s perambulators and toys, such as rocking horses. Michael Tortorello, WSJ, "Rhode Island’s Classic Carousels: A Seaside Tour," 1 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of rocking horse

1724, in the meaning defined above

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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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