cart horse

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Related to cart horse: shire horse, Clydesdale horse
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Noun1.Cart horse - draft horse kept for pulling cartscart horse - draft horse kept for pulling carts  
draft horse, draught horse, dray horse - horse adapted for drawing heavy loads
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And I'd have won on my Frenchy, your excellency," said Lavrushka from behind, alluding to his shabby cart horse, "only I didn't wish to mortify you.
December 22, 1969: Well, you don't see that every day Fully grown Bengal tiger Timmy takes a ride on cart horse Sam at Manchester's Belle Vue International Circus.
One of the guys I used to work with at Casualty said I had legs like a cart horse.
Colin, possibly the greediest cart horse ever, proves that the grass isn't always greener on the other side of the fence and that (occasionally) a horse's eyes are bigger than his stomach.
Harry Arter You can never deny how key a cart horse is to a team, especially someone like Bournemouth's No8.
One of Thomas Bewicic's engravings, "Jane Bewick Pulling Hair from a Horse's Tail" (A General History of Quadrupeds [1792]), shows at centre a large cart horse, its tail being pulled by a young child, while a woman (her mother or nursemaid) appears in the upper right background running over a stile by a cottage toward the impending disaster.
Jan's new pet, an old cart horse called Ryan, will take up a lot of her time in retirement.
It included display of pure Arabian horses and beauty show of horses, in addition to cart horse shows with various impressive formations.
It included pure Arabian horses' and horses beauty shows, in addition to cart horse shows with various sport formations accompanied the Royal Guard of Oman (RGO) music.
Mind how you queue, especially as the hand dryer in the small loo was as slow as a cart horse with cramp.
The AQPS breed emerged towards the end of the 19th century, when French breeders began to cross cart horse mares with thoroughbred stallions to produce a fast hardy horse - unlikely as it sounds, their descendants are excelling on the racecourse.
Loosely based, we hope, because last night we saw him shooting his very first patient in the head - a poor cart horse that was simply in need of a holiday and a change of feed.