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Shire horse

n.
A large powerful draft horse of a breed originating in central England, having long silky hair on the lower legs.

shire horse

n
(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]
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Noun1.shire horse - British breed of large heavy draft horseshire horse - British breed of large heavy draft horse
draft horse, draught horse, dray horse - horse adapted for drawing heavy loads
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Shire Horse

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