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mus·tang

 (mŭs′tăng′)
n.
A small, hardy wild horse of the North American plains, descended from horses brought to America by Spanish explorers and European settlers.

[American Spanish mesteño, mestengo, stray animal, from Old Spanish, from mesta, association of livestock owners, from Medieval Latin (animālia) mixta, assorted (animals), from Latin, neuter pl. past participle of miscēre, to mix; see meik- in Indo-European roots.]

mustang

(ˈmʌstæŋ)
n
(Breeds) a small breed of horse, often wild or half wild, found in the southwestern US
[C19: from Mexican Spanish mestengo, from mesta a group of stray animals]

mus•tang

(ˈmʌs tæŋ)

n.
a small, hardy horse of the American plains, descended from Spanish stock.
[1800–10, Amer.; < Sp mestengo stray beast: pertaining to a mixed lot of beasts]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mustang - small hardy range horse of the western plains descended from horses brought by the Spanishmustang - small hardy range horse of the western plains descended from horses brought by the Spanish
pony - a range horse of the western United States
bronc, broncho, bronco - an unbroken or imperfectly broken mustang
Translations

mustang

[ˈmʌstæŋ] Npotro m, mesteño mustang(o) m

mustang

[ˈmʌstæŋ] nmustang m

mustang

nMustang m
References in classic literature ?
A pair of large, jingling silver spurs and a stiff sombrero, borrowed with the mustang from some mysterious source, were donned to do honor to the occasion.
She was mounted on a mustang or half wild horse, which she managed by a long rope hitched round the under jaw by way of bridle.
Many a wayfarer upon the high road which ran by Ferrier's farm felt long-forgotten thoughts revive in their mind as they watched her lithe girlish figure tripping through the wheatfields, or met her mounted upon her father's mustang, and managing it with all the ease and grace of a true child of the West.
Unfortunately the horns of one of the creatures, either by accident or design, came in violent contact with the flank of the mustang, and excited it to madness.
She wheeled her mustang round, gave it a cut with her riding-whip, and darted away down the broad road in a rolling cloud of dust.
In cool mornings, before the sun was fairly up, it was worth a lifetime of city toiling and moiling to perch in the foretop with the driver and see the six mustangs scamper under the sharp snapping of the whip that never touched them; to scan the blue distances of a world that knew no lords but us; to cleave the wind with uncovered head and feel the sluggish pulses rousing to the spirit of a speed that pretended to the resistless rush of a typhoon
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