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1. Something used as a toy horse, such as the knee of an adult or a rocking horse.
2. A horse added to a team of horses to assist a wagon through high water or over difficult terrain.

[Origin unknown.]
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another name for rocking horse, hobbyhorse
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a rocking horse.
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Noun1.cockhorse - anything used as a toy horse (such as a rocking horse or one knee of an adult)
plaything, toy - an artifact designed to be played with
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