rocking horse

noun

: a toy horse mounted on rockers

called also hobbyhorse

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The rocking horse is a common family pet, and many adults have fond memories of these playful beasts. Ncbi Rofl, Discover Magazine, 12 Dec. 2012 With a rocking horse on top and two Nutcracker soldiers guarding the two towers, this inflatable is definitely a gateway to memorable holiday fun. Rachel Klein, Popular Mechanics, 29 Nov. 2022 Safe for kids 18 months and up, this rocking horse is made with birch wood and is built to last as the family grows. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, 23 Nov. 2022 The video concludes with Grace, grinning, riding a mechanical rocking horse in the full purple Batgirl costume, complete with goggles and a leather jacket. J. Kim Murphy, Variety, 24 Sep. 2022 Among the items lost to the fire were original paintings, photographs from her childhood and an antique rocking horse that, according to family lore, Richard Nixon rode on as a baby. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 2 Aug. 2022 Among the items lost to the fire were original paintings, photographs from her childhood and an antique rocking horse that, according to family lore, Richard Nixon rode on as a baby. Los Angeles Times, 2 Aug. 2022 Our daughter’s wooden rocking horse rests on an overhead shelf, its racing days long over. Beth Thames | Bethmthames@gmail.com, al, 12 Jan. 2022 Among the oversized props that popped up during the walkthrough were giant plungers, oversized mushrooms everywhere, dancing toothbrushes and tubes of toothpaste, a two-story bathtub, a titanic anthropomorphic toilet and a Vegas-sized rocking horse. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 29 Dec. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1724, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rocking horse was in 1724

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“Rocking horse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rocking%20horse. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

rocking horse

noun
: a toy horse mounted on rockers

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