rocking horse


: a toy horse mounted on rockers

called also hobbyhorse

Examples of rocking horse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The brand’s creative director, Daniel Lee, has tried to go back to Burberry’s British roots by highlighting the label’s famous check pattern in products such as its rocking horse bags, which can sell for £1,890 ($2,372) in London. Angelina Rascouet, Fortune Europe, 15 May 2024 Little Tikes Rocking Horse Another classic Little Tikes toy is this rocking horse for ages 12 months to 3 years old. Katrina Cossey, Parents, 7 May 2024 Little Tikes Rocking Horse Buy on Amazon Buy on Target Buy on Walmart Keep toddlers busy with this durable plastic rocking horse that’s available in royal blue or bright pink. Christine Luff, Parents, 27 Feb. 2024 The photo series highlighted a wooden rocking horse, a sheep mobile and other baby toys and goodies. Brenton Blanchet, Peoplemag, 20 Jan. 2024 In the post, the Poosh founder also revealed her newborn’s nursery, equipped with a wooden rocking horse and a cozy fireplace. Natalia Senanayake, Peoplemag, 8 Jan. 2024 This vintage rocking horse ornament helps keep the nostalgia alive. Addie Morton, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 Nov. 2023 The set of six ornaments includes a rocking horse, bird, snowflake, heart, reindeer, and a stocking. Addie Morton, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 Nov. 2023 This adorable unicorn rocking horse is low to the ground for safety, and it’s made from a soft fabric that toddlers will want to hug. Bridget Shirvell, Parents, 11 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1724, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rocking horse was in 1724

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“Rocking horse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

rocking horse

: a toy horse mounted on rockers

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