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A large powerful draft horse of a breed developed in the Clyde River valley of Scotland, having long white hair on the lower legs.
(Breeds) a heavy powerful breed of carthorse, originally from Scotland
any of a Scottish breed of strong, high-stepping draft horses with a feathering of long hairs along the backs of the legs.
[1780–90; after Clydesdale, the valley of the Clyde]
A large workhorse that was developed in Scotland, probably from heavy black and dun stocks being imported into Great Britain by the eleventh century.