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cart·horse

 (kärt′hôrs′)
n.
A strong horse used for pulling carts or other heavy loads.
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carthorse

(ˈkɑːtˌhɔːs)
n
(Animals) a large heavily built horse kept for pulling carts or carriages
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cart•horse

(ˈkɑrtˌhɔrs)
n.
a strong horse bred to draw heavy loads; draft horse.
[1350–1400]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carthorse - draft horse kept for pulling cartscarthorse - draft horse kept for pulling carts  
draft horse, draught horse, dray horse - horse adapted for drawing heavy loads
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Translations

carthorse

[ˈkɑːthɔːs] Ncaballo m de tiro
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carthorse

nZugpferd nt
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carthorse

[ˈkɑːtˌhɔːs] ncavallo da tiro
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References in classic literature ?
There was a concussion, and the black horse came staggering sideways, and the carthorse pushed beside it.
They don't understand the difference between a class horse and a carthorse. They are not interested in targets, stables, formlines, weight and going, let alone speed figures and stamina index.
The singing carthorse, alias the TUC, has broken out of its stall with a pop record to publicise next week's walk-out by public service workers.
You cannot take seriously a man who looks like an over romantic carthorse trying to impersonate a top Derby contender.
``There's still a little life in the carthorse,'' added Faldo, again displaying a fairly relaxed attitude.
Once Jeffrey Archer, the Tories' champion - lying first (and always) - had been forced to pull up lame because the going got sticky, the course seemed clear for Yorkshire carthorse Frank "Dobbin" Dobson to plod home unchallenged.
'He started off like a racehorse, turned into a carthorse and then became a racehorse again.
Against Barcelona last Wednesday, Jaap Stam, who looks more and more like a carthorse waiting to happen with every passing game, brought down Barcelona's Rivaldo and the referee pointed to the spot.
In 1982 they had Paolo Rossi up front (which was also how he preferred to be paid); in 2008 they have only Luca Toni (below), the big lumbering carthorse now dubbed Luca Pony.
Tommy Docherty had said comparing Tamto Martin Buchan was like comparing a carthorse to a Rolls Royce.
Schutz added: "Robertico looks like a carthorse but has the action of a ballerina.