pony

A pony is just like a horse, only shorter. Riding a pony can be less intimidating than riding a horse, because you sit a little closer to the ground. Giddy-up!

Many people think that ponies are young horses, but they're entirely different (though closely related) animals. A pony is smaller than a horse, with shorter legs, although often thicker and sturdier proportionally through the body. To pony up, on the other hand, doesn't have anything to do with equines: it means to pay money: "If you want a cup of lemonade, you'll have to pony up a dollar."

Primary Meanings of pony

1.
n
any of various breeds of small gentle horses usually less than five feet high at the shoulder
2.
n
a small glass adequate to hold a single swallow of whiskey
3.
n
a literal translation used in studying a foreign language (often used illicitly)
Full Definitions of pony
1

n any of various breeds of small gentle horses usually less than five feet high at the shoulder

Types:
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
Type of:
Equus caballus, horse
solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times

n a range horse of the western United States

Types:
mustang
small hardy range horse of the western plains descended from horses brought by the Spanish
Indian pony, cayuse
a small native range horse
bronc, broncho, bronco
an unbroken or imperfectly broken mustang
Type of:
Equus caballus, horse
solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times

n an informal term for a racehorse

“he liked to bet on the ponies
Type of:
bangtail, race horse, racehorse
a horse bred for racing
2

n a small glass adequate to hold a single swallow of whiskey

Synonyms:
jigger, shot glass
Type of:
drinking glass, glass
a container for holding liquids while drinking
3

n a literal translation used in studying a foreign language (often used illicitly)

Synonyms:
crib, trot
Type of:
interlingual rendition, rendering, translation, version
a written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language

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