draught horse

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Noun1.Draught horse - horse adapted for drawing heavy loadsdraught horse - horse adapted for drawing heavy loads
workhorse - a horse used for plowing and hauling and other heavy labor
cart horse, carthorse, drayhorse - draft horse kept for pulling carts
Clydesdale - heavy feathered-legged breed of draft horse originally from Scotland
Percheron - one of a breed of grey or black draft horses originally used in France to draw heavy coaches or artillery
shire horse, shire - British breed of large heavy draft horse
poler, pole horse - a draft horse harnessed alongside the shaft or pole of a vehicle
wheel horse, wheeler - a draft horse harnessed behind others and nearest the wheels of a vehicle
coach horse - strong draft horse for drawing coaches
References in classic literature ?
If I happened to be on horseback he was sure to get a canter or a gallop; or, if there was one of the draught horses within an available distance, he was treated to a steady ride upon that, which served his turn almost as well; but his mother would always follow and trudge beside him - not so much, I believe, to ensure his safe conduct, as to see that I instilled no objectionable notions into his infant mind, for she was ever on the watch, and never would allow him to be taken out of her sight.
Shreck is a 10-year-old heavy draught horse who came to the UK from a farm in France when he was 18 months old and has been trained to tow working boats on the canals.
The Draught Horse Championships will take place at Keysoe in Bedfordshire on November 5, where riders of these majestic breeds will compete in classes ranging from Intro to Elementary level.
AN ANGLESEY breeder is helping to ensure the future of the Irish Draught Horse.
What name connects a breed of heavy draught horse and a Scottish bank?
An exceptional showcase for French livestock breeding, the SOMMET DE LAcentsAAAEALEVAGE 2010 will for 3 days host close to 1,900 animals of very high genetic quality, both for competition or display: 22 cattle breeds, 26 sheep breeds and 16 horse breeds (including the 9 French draught horse breeds).
35 Goodwood A English breed of draught horse, with the name 'Punch' taken from its solid appearance.
95) provides an important survey of a horse which is an Irish icon: the Irish draught horse pulled the farmer's plow, helped him hunt, and even pulled field artillery; yet in 1950 over 24,000 were exported for slaughter.
And, in a tour of the Acton totters' yards ['totters' were the London rag-and-bone collectors], the boys find an ancient draught horse, used to hauling coal, whose owner no longer wants it.
The pure-bred Irish draught horse owned by Joanna Shires is 19 hands or 6ft 4in tall.