Definitions for quarter horse

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

quar′ter horse`(n.)

  1. 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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. quarter horse(noun)

    a small powerful horse originally bred for sprinting in quarter-mile races in Virginia

Wiktionary

  1. quarter horse(Noun)

    An American breed of horse originally bred for short-distance racing.

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