Equus caballus

Definitions of Equus caballus
  1. noun
    solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
    synonyms: horse
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    Sir Barton
    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1919
    Gallant Fox
    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1930
    Omaha
    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1935
    War Admiral
    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1937
    Whirlaway
    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1941
    Count Fleet
    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1943
    Assault
    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1946
    Citation
    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1948
    Secretariat
    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1973
    Seattle Slew
    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1977
    Affirmed
    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1978
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    roan
    a horse having a brownish coat thickly sprinkled with white or gray
    stable companion, stablemate
    a horse stabled with another or one of several horses owned by the same person
    gee-gee
    a word for horse used by children or in adult slang
    dawn horse, eohippus
    earliest horse; extinct primitive dog-sized four-toed Eocene animal
    mesohippus
    North American three-toed Oligocene animal; probably not directly ancestral to modern horses
    protohippus
    Pliocene horse approaching donkeys in size
    male horse
    the male of species Equus caballus
    female horse, mare
    female equine animal
    mount, riding horse, saddle horse
    a lightweight horse kept for riding only
    pony
    a range horse of the western United States
    polo pony
    a small agile horse specially bred and trained for playing polo
    wild horse
    undomesticated or feral domestic horse
    hack
    a horse kept for hire
    hack, jade, nag, plug
    an old or over-worked horse
    pony
    any of various breeds of small gentle horses usually less than five feet high at the shoulder
    bangtail, race horse, racehorse
    a horse bred for racing
    steeplechaser
    a horse trained to run in steeplechases
    stalking-horse
    a horse behind which a hunter hides while stalking game
    harness horse
    horse used for pulling vehicles
    workhorse
    a horse used for plowing and hauling and other heavy labor
    post horse, post-horse, poster
    a horse kept at an inn or post house for use by mail carriers or for rent to travelers
    pacer
    a horse trained to a special gait in which both feet on one side leave the ground together
    high stepper, stepper
    a horse trained to lift its feet high off the ground while walking or trotting
    chestnut
    a dark golden-brown or reddish-brown horse
    liver chestnut
    a solid dark brown horse
    bay
    a horse of a moderate reddish-brown color
    sorrel
    a horse of a brownish orange to light brown color
    palomino
    a horse of light tan or golden color with cream-colored or white mane and tail
    pinto
    a spotted or calico horse or pony
    entire, stallion
    uncastrated adult male horse
    gelding
    castrated male horse
    broodmare, stud mare
    a female horse used for breeding
    remount
    a fresh horse especially (formerly) to replace one killed or injured in battle
    palfrey
    especially a light saddle horse for a woman
    warhorse
    horse used in war
    prancer
    a mettlesome or fiery horse
    hack
    a saddle horse used for transportation rather than sport etc.
    cow pony
    a light saddle horse trained for herding cattle
    quarter horse
    a small powerful horse originally bred for sprinting in quarter-mile races in Virginia
    Morgan
    an American breed of small compact saddle horses
    Plantation walking horse, Tennessee walker, Tennessee walking horse, Walking horse
    a horse marked by stamina and trained to move at a fast running walk
    American saddle horse
    a high-stepping horse originating in Kentucky
    Appaloosa
    a hardy breed of saddle horse developed in western North America and characteristically having a spotted rump
    Arab, Arabian
    a spirited graceful and intelligent riding horse native to Arabia
    Lipizzan, Lippizan, Lippizaner
    a compact and sturdy saddle horse that is bred and trained in Vienna; smart and docile and excellent for dressage
    mustang
    small hardy range horse of the western plains descended from horses brought by the Spanish
    buckskin
    horse of a light yellowish dun color with dark mane and tail
    crow-bait, crowbait
    an emaciated horse likely soon to become carrion and so attractive to crows
    dun
    horse of a dull brownish grey color
    gray, grey
    horse of a light gray or whitish color
    Equus caballus gomelini, tarpan
    European wild horse extinct since the early 20th century
    warragal, warrigal
    Australian wild horse
    Equus caballus przevalskii, Equus caballus przewalskii, Przevalski's horse, Przewalski's horse
    wild horse of central Asia that resembles an ass; now endangered
    Indian pony, cayuse
    a small native range horse
    plough horse, plow horse
    a horse used to pull a plow
    Shetland pony
    breed of very small pony with long shaggy mane and tail
    Welsh pony
    breed of small ponies originally from Wales
    Exmoor
    stocky breed of pony with a fawn-colored nose
    thoroughbred
    a racehorse belonging to a breed that originated from a cross between Arabian stallions and English mares
    pony
    an informal term for a racehorse
    yearling
    a racehorse considered one year old until the second Jan. 1 following its birth
    two year old, two-year-old horse
    a racehorse that is two years old
    three year old, three-year-old horse
    a racehorse that is three years old
    dark horse
    a racehorse about which little is known
    mudder
    a racehorse that runs well on a muddy racetrack
    nonstarter
    a horse that fails to run in a race for which it has been entered
    cob
    stocky short-legged harness horse
    hackney
    a compact breed of harness horse
    draft horse, draught horse, dray horse
    horse adapted for drawing heavy loads
    packhorse
    a workhorse used as a pack animal
    dobbin, farm horse
    a quiet plodding workhorse
    pacemaker, pacer, pacesetter
    a horse used to set the pace in racing
    trotter, trotting horse
    a horse trained to trot; especially a horse trained for harness racing
    type of:
    equid, equine
    hoofed mammals having slender legs and a flat coat with a narrow mane along the back of the neck
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