warm·​blood | \ ˈwȯrm-ˌbləd \
variants: or less commonly warm-blood or warm blood
plural warmbloods also warm-bloods or warm bloods

Definition of warmblood

1 : an athletic, agile horse (such as a Hanoverian or Trakehner) that is noted for its trainability and usually calm temperament, is commonly used in equestrian competition, and typically possesses Thoroughbred, Arabian, and draft horse bloodlines With generations of recorded and proven performances, the warmblood is fast becoming the horse of choice for dressage, eventing and show jumping throughout the world.— P. H. Birdsall, Chronicle of the Horse, 20 Jan. 1984
2 : a warm-blooded animal (such as a mammal)

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warmblood adjective
Attaining the Horse of the Year status was no small feat for Tobasco, a chestnut German warmblood Trakehner gelding born and bred in Covington in 1998. — Amy Althans, Times-Picayune (New Orleans), 21 Sept. 2006

First Known Use of warmblood

1946, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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