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Horse vs. Pony

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Horsenoun

Any of several animals related to Equus ferus caballus.

Ponynoun

Any of several small breeds of horse under 14.2 hands.

Horsenoun

A hoofed mammal, of the genus Equus, often used throughout history for riding and draft work.

‘A cowboy's greatest friend is his horse.’;

Ponynoun

(regional) A small serving of an alcoholic beverage, especially beer.

Horsenoun

(zoology) Any current or extinct animal of the family Equidae, including the zebra or the ass.

‘These bone features, distinctive in the zebra, are actually present in all horses.’;

Ponynoun

A serving of 140 millilitres of beer (formerly 5 fl oz); a quarter pint.

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Horsenoun

Cavalry soldiers (sometimes capitalized when referring to an official category).

‘We should place two units of horse and one of foot on this side of the field.’; ‘All the King's horses and all the King's men, couldn't put Humpty together again.’;

Ponynoun

Twenty-five pounds sterling.

Horsenoun

The chess piece representing a knight, depicted as a horse.

‘Now just remind me how the horse moves again?’;

Ponynoun

A translation used as a study aid; loosely, a crib, a cheat-sheet.

Horsenoun

(slang) A large person.

‘Every linebacker they have is a real horse.’;

Ponynoun

(Cockney rhyming slang) Crap; rubbish, nonsense.

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Horsenoun

(historical) A timber frame shaped like a horse, which soldiers were made to ride for punishment.

Ponyverb

(transitive) To lead (a horse) from another horse.

Horsenoun

Equipment with legs.

Ponyverb

To use a crib or cheat-sheet in translating.

Horsenoun

In gymnastics, a piece of equipment with a body on two or four legs, approximately four feet high, sometimes (pommel horse) with two handles on top .

‘She's scored very highly with the parallel bars; let's see how she does with the horse.’;

Ponyadjective

(Cockney rhyming slang) Of little worth.

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Horsenoun

A frame with legs, used to support something.

‘a clothes horse; a sawhorse’;

Ponynoun

A small horse.

Horsenoun

(nautical) Type of equipment.

Ponynoun

Twenty-five pounds sterling.

Horsenoun

A rope stretching along a yard, upon which men stand when reefing or furling the sails; footrope.

Ponynoun

A translation or a key used to avoid study in getting lessons; a crib; a trot.

Horsenoun

A breastband for a leadsman.

Ponynoun

A small glass of beer.

Horsenoun

An iron bar for a sheet traveller to slide upon.

Ponynoun

a range horse of the western United States

Horsenoun

A jackstay.

Ponynoun

an informal term for a racehorse;

‘he liked to bet on the ponies’;

Horsenoun

(mining) A mass of earthy matter, or rock of the same character as the wall rock, occurring in the course of a vein, as of coal or ore; hence, to take horse (said of a vein) is to divide into branches for a distance.

Ponynoun

a literal translation used in studying a foreign language (often used illicitly)

Horsenoun

(slang) The sedative, antidepressant, and anxiolytic drug morphine, chiefly when used illicitly.

Ponynoun

a small glass adequate to hold a single swallow of whiskey

Horsenoun

(US) An informal variant of basketball in which players match shots made by their opponent(s), each miss adding a letter to the word "horse", with 5 misses spelling the whole word and eliminating a player, until only the winner is left. Also HORSE, H-O-R-S-E or H.O.R.S.E. (see H-O-R-S-E).

Ponynoun

any of various breeds of small gentle horses usually less than five feet high at the shoulder

Horsenoun

A translation or other illegitimate aid in study or examination.

Pony

A pony is a small horse (Equus ferus caballus). Depending on the context, a pony may be a horse that is under an approximate or exact height at the withers or a small horse with a specific conformation and temperament.

Horsenoun

horseplay; tomfoolery

Horsenoun

Heroin drug.

‘Alright, mate, got any horse?’;

Horseverb

(intransitive) To frolic, to act mischievously. (Usually followed by "around".)

Horseverb

(transitive) To provide with a horse.

Horseverb

(obsolete) To get on horseback.

Horseverb

To sit astride of; to bestride.

Horseverb

(of a male horse) To copulate with (a mare).

Horseverb

To take or carry on the back.

Horseverb

To place on the back of another person, or on a wooden horse, etc., to be flogged; to subject to such punishment.

Horsenoun

A hoofed quadruped of the genus Equus; especially, the domestic horse (Equus caballus), which was domesticated in Egypt and Asia at a very early period. It has six broad molars, on each side of each jaw, with six incisors, and two canine teeth, both above and below. The mares usually have the canine teeth rudimentary or wanting. The horse differs from the true asses, in having a long, flowing mane, and the tail bushy to the base. Unlike the asses it has callosities, or chestnuts, on all its legs. The horse excels in strength, speed, docility, courage, and nobleness of character, and is used for drawing, carrying, bearing a rider, and like purposes.

Horsenoun

The male of the genus Equus, in distinction from the female or male; usually, a castrated male.

Horsenoun

Mounted soldiery; cavalry; - used without the plural termination; as, a regiment of horse; - distinguished from foot.

‘The armies were appointed, consisting of twenty-five thousand horse and foot.’;

Horsenoun

A frame with legs, used to support something; as, a clotheshorse, a sawhorse, etc.

Horsenoun

A frame of timber, shaped like a horse, on which soldiers were made to ride for punishment.

Horsenoun

Anything, actual or figurative, on which one rides as on a horse; a hobby.

Horsenoun

A mass of earthy matter, or rock of the same character as the wall rock, occurring in the course of a vein, as of coal or ore; hence, to take horse - said of a vein - is to divide into branches for a distance.

Horsenoun

See Footrope, a.

Horsenoun

A translation or other illegitimate aid in study or examination; - called also trot, pony, Dobbin.

Horsenoun

heroin.

Horsenoun

horsepower.

Horseverb

To provide with a horse, or with horses; to mount on, or as on, a horse.

Horseverb

To sit astride of; to bestride.

Horseverb

To mate with (a mare); - said of the male.

Horseverb

To take or carry on the back; as, the keeper, horsing a deer.

Horseverb

To place on the back of another, or on a wooden horse, etc., to be flogged; to subject to such punishment.

Horseverb

To get on horseback.

Horsenoun

solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times

Horsenoun

a padded gymnastic apparatus on legs

Horsenoun

troops trained to fight on horseback;

‘500 horse led the attack’;

Horsenoun

a framework for holding wood that is being sawed

Horsenoun

a chessman in the shape of a horse's head; can move two squares horizontally and one vertically (or vice versa)

Horseverb

provide with a horse or horses

Horsenoun

a large plant-eating domesticated mammal with solid hoofs and a flowing mane and tail, used for riding, racing, and to carry and pull loads.

Horsenoun

an adult male horse; a stallion or gelding.

Horsenoun

a wild mammal of the horse family.

Horsenoun

cavalry

‘forty horse and sixty foot’;

Horsenoun

a frame or structure on which something is mounted or supported, especially a sawhorse.

Horsenoun

a horizontal bar, rail, or rope in the rigging of a sailing ship.

Horsenoun

short for vaulting horse

Horsenoun

a unit of horsepower

‘a 63-horse engine’;

Horsenoun

heroin.

Horsenoun

an obstruction in a vein.

Horseverb

provide (a person or vehicle) with a horse or horses

‘six men, horsed, masked, and armed’;

Horse

The horse (Equus ferus caballus) is a domesticated one-toed hoofed mammal. It belongs to the taxonomic family Equidae and is one of two extant subspecies of Equus ferus.

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