thoroughbred

Definitions of thoroughbred
  1. adjective
    having a list of ancestors as proof of being a purebred animal
    synonyms: pedigree, pedigreed, pureblood, pureblooded
    purebred
    bred for many generations from member of a recognized breed or strain
  2. noun
    a pedigreed animal of unmixed lineage; used especially of horses
    synonyms: pureblood, purebred
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    type of:
    animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna
    a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
  3. noun
    a racehorse belonging to a breed that originated from a cross between Arabian stallions and English mares
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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
    type of:
    bangtail, race horse, racehorse
    a horse bred for racing
  4. noun
    a well-bred person
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    type of:
    adult, grownup
    a fully developed person from maturity onward
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