quarter horse

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quarter horse

A horse of a strong, agile breed developed in the western United States to work with cattle, usually having a solid-colored coat.

[From its formerly being trained for races up to a quarter mile.]

quarter horse

(Horse Racing) a small powerful breed of horse, originally bred for sprinting in quarter-mile races in Virginia in the late 18th century

quar′ter horse`

one of an American breed of strong, agile horses capable of great speed over short distances, often used in herding livestock.
[1825–35, Amer.; orig. bred for competition in short-distance races, usually a quarter of a mile]
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Noun1.quarter horse - a small powerful horse originally bred for sprinting in quarter-mile races in Virginiaquarter horse - a small powerful horse originally bred for sprinting in quarter-mile races in Virginia
mount, riding horse, saddle horse - a lightweight horse kept for riding only
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