Definitions for quarter horse
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
one of an American breed of strong, agile horses capable of great speed over short distances, often used in herding livestock.
Category: Dogs, Cats, and Horses
Origin of quarter horse:
1825–35, Amer.; orig. bred for competition in short-distance races, usu. a quarter of a mile
a small powerful horse originally bred for sprinting in quarter-mile races in Virginia
An American breed of horse originally bred for short-distance racing.
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