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 Ulyana Sergeenko’s couture label uses an iconic rocking horse as its logo. Stephan Rabimov, Forbes, 31 Aug. 2021 There’s the underdog horse and the horse who brings the family together in unexpected ways; a child, free with gladness, atop their first rocking horse. T Kira Madden,, 3 Aug. 2021 Her body sways backward and forward like a rocking horse being pulled along on a dolly. Ed Yong, The Atlantic, 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, 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, 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, 11 Feb. 2020 Emanuel and Servant both take place in large Gothic houses with ornate wallpaper and antique rocking horses. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, 15 Jan. 2020 Or perhaps a graveyard of rocking horses, a strange stone marker on an island, or old trophies under a bridge., 20 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of rocking horse

1724, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rocking horse was in 1724

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4 Oct 2021

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“Rocking horse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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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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