Equine means having to do with horses. An equine saddle is one used for a horse, as opposed to one for a camel. An equine face is a horse face, and no, that's not a very nice thing to say.

Equine is connected to words that refer to animals—bovine means having to do with cows, porcine pigs, feline cats, canine dogs, etc. Many young girls go through an equine phase, where they are obsessed with all things horse—books, dolls, images, and, last but not least, actual horseback riding.

Definitions of equine

adj resembling a horse

adj of or belonging to the family Equidae

n hoofed mammals having slender legs and a flat coat with a narrow mane along the back of the neck

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Sir Barton
thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1919
Gallant Fox
thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1930
thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1935
War Admiral
thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1937
thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1941
Count Fleet
thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1943
thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1946
thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1948
thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1973
Seattle Slew
thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1977
thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1978
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Equus caballus, horse
solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
hardy and sure-footed animal smaller and with longer ears than the horse
hybrid offspring of a male donkey and a female horse; usually sterile
hybrid offspring of a male horse and a female donkey or ass; usually sterile
any of several fleet black-and-white striped African equines
Equus quagga, quagga
mammal of South Africa that resembled a zebra; extinct since late 19th century
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
a word for horse used by children or in adult slang
dawn horse, eohippus
earliest horse; extinct primitive dog-sized four-toed Eocene animal
North American three-toed Oligocene animal; probably not directly ancestral to modern horses
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
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
a horse kept for hire
hack, jade, nag, plug
an old or over-worked horse
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
a horse trained to run in steeplechases
a horse behind which a hunter hides while stalking game
harness horse
horse used for pulling vehicles
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
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
a dark golden-brown or reddish-brown horse
liver chestnut
a solid dark brown horse
a horse of a moderate reddish-brown color
a horse of a brownish orange to light brown color
a horse of light tan or golden color with cream-colored or white mane and tail
a spotted or calico horse or pony
Equus asinus, domestic ass, donkey
domestic beast of burden descended from the African wild ass; patient but stubborn
jack, jackass
male donkey
jennet, jenny, jenny ass
female donkey
wild ass
any of several equine mammals of Asia and northeast Africa
Burchell's zebra, Equus Burchelli, common zebra
of the plains of central and eastern Africa
Equus zebra zebra, mountain zebra
narrow-striped nearly extinct zebra of southern Africa
Equus grevyi, grevy's zebra
zebra with less continuous stripes
Type of:
odd-toed ungulate, perissodactyl, perissodactyl mammal
placental mammals having hooves with an odd number of toes on each foot

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