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work·horse

 (wûrk′hôrs′)
n.
1. Something, such as a machine, that performs dependably under heavy or prolonged use: "the 50-year-old DC-3 ... one of aviation's most effective workhorses" (Christian Science Monitor).
2. A horse that is used for labor rather than for racing or riding.
3. Informal A person who works tirelessly, especially at difficult or time-consuming tasks.

workhorse

(ˈwɜːkˌhɔːs)
n
1. (Zoology) a horse used for nonrecreational activities
2. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) informal a person who takes on the greatest amount of work in a project or job

work•horse

(ˈwɜrkˌhɔrs)

n.
1. a horse used for plowing, hauling, and other heavy labor, as distinguished from a riding horse, racehorse, etc.
2. a person who works tirelessly at a task, assumes extra duties, etc.
[1535–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.workhorse - machine that performs dependably under heavy use; "the IBM main frame computers have been the workhorse of the business world"
machine - any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
2.workhorse - a horse used for plowing and hauling and other heavy labor
Equus caballus, horse - solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
plough horse, plow horse - a horse used to pull a plow
draft horse, draught horse, dray horse - horse adapted for drawing heavy loads
packhorse - a workhorse used as a pack animal
dobbin, farm horse - a quiet plodding workhorse

workhorse

noun
Informal. One who works or toils tirelessly:
Informal: grind.
Translations

workhorse

[ˈwɜːkˌhɔːs] Ncaballo m de tiro (fig) → persona f muy trabajadora

workhorse

[ˈwɜːkˌhɔːs] ncavallo da lavoro (fig) (person) → lavoratore/trice indefesso/a
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GM may sell plant: President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday and General Motors confirmed that the automaker is trying to sell its recently shuttered Lordstown, Ohio, factory to Workhorse Group, an electric vehicle company with fewer than 100 employees.
General Motors Company has issued a statement clarifying it is still in discussions to sell its shuttered motor vehicle assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio to Workhorse Group Inc., a maker of electric delivery vans based in Cincinnati.
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The South Korean company is on a sales offensive with some cracking vehicles in its range, especially the superb Rexton SUV, but the Musso pickup is a real workhorse and happy to put its back into it.
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