noun, often capitalized
stan·​dard·​bred | \ ˈstan-dərd-ˌbred How to pronounce standardbred (audio) \

Definition of standardbred

: any of a breed of trotting and pacing horses developed in the U.S., noted for speed and stamina, and used especially in harness racing

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Recent Examples on the Web Riders brought their ponies, thoroughbreds, clydesdales and standardbreds to Pimlico to walk in the footsteps of such champions as Secretariat, Seabiscuit, American Pharoah, Cigar and Justify., 8 July 2018

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First Known Use of standardbred

1921, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of standardbred was in 1921

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“Standardbred.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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