wheelhorse

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noun wheel·horse \ˈhwēl-ˌhȯrs, ˈwēl-\

Definition of wheelhorse

  1. 1 :  a horse (as in a tandem) in a position nearest the wheels

  2. 2 :  a steady and effective worker especially in a political body

1708

First Known Use of wheelhorse

1708

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