shire horse(redirected from Shirehorse)
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A large powerful draft horse of a breed originating in central England, having long silky hair on the lower legs.
(Breeds) a large heavy breed of carthorse with long hair on the fetlocks. Often shortened to: shire
[C19: so called because the breed was originally reared in the Shires. See shire1]