• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Draft-horse a horse used for drawing the plough, heavy loads, &c., in distinction to a carriage or saddle horse
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A corr. of Draught.


In literature:

If you want work or draft horses, you must look elsewhere.
"The Village Rector" by Honore de Balzac
Yet a fly walking near it will make a noise as loud as a draft-horse.
"The Silent Bullet" by Arthur B. Reeve
The committee also say that the mule is a more steady animal in his draft than the horse.
"The Mule" by Harvey Riley
For ponies and horses, even laden, the road is very easy, but for draft it is difficult.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
During the next three months the Corps was reinforced by various drafts, and four brigades of Light Horse dismounted.
"The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I" by Herbert Brayley Collett
The cart, pulled by an old draft horse, bumped over cobblestones and splashed through puddles.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
The horse after the hard experience of the evening was drinking a welcome draft.
"Nan of Music Mountain" by Frank H. Spearman
The heavy draft horses were slumbering where they stood.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
If he had paid for a colt and been delivered a draft-horse, his surprise would not have been more pleasant.
"The Bondboy" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
And so on from canary birds to draft horses.
"The Social Direction of Evolution" by William E. Kellicott
The draft-horse was seized in similar fashion.
"A Book-Lover's Holidays in the Open" by Theodore Roosevelt
A large draft of horses to take delivery of, etc.
"Nevermore" by Rolf Boldrewood
They're too busy arguing about who can spare a draft horse.
"Caribbee" by Thomas Hoover
Alec, who had never wanted to be anything except a farmer, liked the heavy-footed draft horses best.
"We Were There at the Oklahoma Land Run" by James Arthur Kjelgaard
Draft horses clamping with their steel-shod hoofs.
"Songs and Satires" by Edgar Lee Masters
The city is in a blue grass country, in which much live stock is bred; and it is an important market for draft horses.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 2" by Various
Sixty saddle and draft horses, with saddles, wagons and hunting paraphernalia, were also loaded.
"Hunting in Many Lands" by Various
These horses were poor and scrubby and small, but before 1635 a cargo of Flemish draft horses was imported.
"Stage-coach and Tavern Days" by Alice Morse Earle
Maggie thought the foals were sweet, even though the draft horse babies were as big as full grown riding horses.
"Maggie's Wish" by Marilyn D. Anderson
Chapters are included on draft-horses, carriage horses, and the development of the two-minute trotter.
"Reading the Weather" by Thomas Morris Longstreth

In news:

Enlarge Josh Mauser Allegan Co. Tina Johnson and Tristan Russell work on setting up stalls at the draft horse and mule barn at the Allegan County Fair.
After more than 6 hours stuck in the mud a 2,000 pound draft horse is now safely on shore.
Percheron draft horse s, King and Cap, pull a wagon driven by Doug Fairbanks.
Open Draft Horse , Draft Pony Hitch results announced.
Food and Fun at Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Festival.
If horses aren't your thing but eating is- The Draft Horse Classic at the Nevada County Fairgrounds has just the events for you.
New Cook-off Event at Draft Horse Classic a Success.
The competition was fierce as six chefs faced off in the first ever Sausage, Brats, and Beer Cook-off at The Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair at the Nevada County Fairgrounds Saturday afternoon.
Draft horse donated to therapeutic program.
Open Class Draft Horse & Pony: 2012.
Wheaton FFA to host draft horse pull.
Percheron draft horses, King and Cap, pull a wagon driven by Doug Fairbanks.
Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair.
Boone County Draft Horse & Mule Sale.
Clydsdale, Belgian and Percheron mares and stallions from the Oakhaven Ranch in Manitoba, Canada graze on hay Thursday at the Boone County Draft Horse & Mule Sale at the Boone County Fairgrounds.