pole horse


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pole horse

n
(Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a horse harnessed alongside the shaft (pole) of a vehicle. Also called: poler

pole′ horse`


n.
a horse harnessed to the pole of a vehicle.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pole horse - the horse having a starting position next to the inside rail in a harness race
trotting horse, trotter - a horse trained to trot; especially a horse trained for harness racing
2.pole horse - a draft horse harnessed alongside the shaft or pole of a vehicle
draft horse, draught horse, dray horse - horse adapted for drawing heavy loads
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The postilion started the horses, the off pole horse tugged at his collar, the high springs creaked, and the body of the coach swayed.
Three Grade B heats followed, in the first the grey Precious Cargo (Gwatkin Evenjobb) driven by young Jake Webb, stalked the pole horse and favourite Ayr Ontario (Weigel Llanddewi Velfrey), and just passed them on the run-in, with Habberley Haste (Lloyd New Radnor) in third.
As the election season carousel spins to a less-than-spectacular climax, the pole horses are about to receive additional and unwelcome riders.