n.1.A carriage hung on poles, and borne by and between two horses.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
Buffalo Bill was in a horse-litter, with his leg broken by a bullet, and Mongrel and Blake Haskins's horse were doing the work.
As the travellers journeyed on their way, they were alarmed by repeated cries for assistance; and when they rode up to the place from whence they came, they were surprised to find a horse-litter placed upon the ground, beside which sat a young woman, richly dressed in the Jewish fashion, while an old man, whose yellow cap proclaimed him to belong to the same nation, walked up and down with gestures expressive of the deepest despair, and wrung his hands, as if affected by some strange disaster.
From time to time the throng would be burst asunder and a lady's horse-litter
Carried north by horse-litter, he made his headquarters at Lanercost Priory, near Carlisle, while his armies ravaged Scotland and drove Bruce in flight, but Bruce returned to action the following summer.
Then he goes on to brag to his buddy: "She did all this like a good girl and I took the opportunity of some dry horse-litter and gave her such a thundering scalade that electrified the very marrow of her bones."