draught horse

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n draught horse horse adapted for drawing heavy loads
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Draught horse a horse employed in drawing loads, plowing, etc., as distinguished from a saddle horse or carriage horse.
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Usage

In literature:

The Divisional Ammunition Column secured prizes for the two best teams of mules, the best single mule, and the best light draught horse.
"A Short History of the 6th Division"
As grandma said, with few exceptions, the only horses in the district were draughts and ponies.
"Some Everyday Folk and Dawn" by Miles Franklin
Then we saw a horseman, wearing the Artillery badge, leading a light draught horse.
"Pushed and the Return Push" by George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
The horse trough is boarded over and thirsting equines go up to Broad Street for a draught.
"Pipefuls" by Christopher Morley
After they had had a deep draught or two, Bancroft urged his horse into the stream and began to drive them up the bank.
"Elder Conklin" by Frank Harris
Here the wagon with a pair of draught horses was waiting them.
"Cruel As The Grave" by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
Jagger was a north-country name for a man who worked draught-horses for hire.
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
History, Treatment and Diseases of the Horse, With a Treatise on Draught, and Copious Index.
"Mysteries of Bee-keeping Explained" by M. Quinby
The most valuable kind of carriage horse is the joint product of the draught-horse and the racer.
"The Stock-Feeder's Manual" by Charles Alexander Cameron
Why, our rough draught horses would refuse such coarse food.
"Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen" by Alexander Chodsko
They were to go in the large sleigh, drawn by a pair of draught horses driven by Jake.
"Her Mother's Secret" by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
Ox mills on an inclined plane, and horse mills by draught, are common through the country.
"A New Guide for Emigrants to the West" by J. M. Peck
Some horses are calculated for heavy draught business, others for light draught, roadsters, racers, etc.
"Doctor Jones' Picnic" by S. E. Chapman
The cavalcade stopped at intervals at wayside hostels to bait the horses, and to refresh the travellers with draughts of ale and cider.
"Penshurst Castle" by Emma Marshall
I fancy that the weary draught-horse, such as I am, should not stable himself with hunters and racers.
"Marion Fay" by Anthony Trollope
Large powerful draught horses with well defined muscles are also used.
"Odd Bits of Travel with Brush and Camera" by Charles M. Taylor, Jr.
I dismounted to refresh myself with the eagerly desired draught and grant my horse a little rest.
"The Backwoodsman" by Various
In summer keep three draught horses to haul water and draw stones to finish building the forts.
"A Journey from Prince of Wales's Fort in Hudson's Bay to the Northern Ocean in the Years 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772" by Samuel Hearne
Gray crossed the valley, stopping to let his horse drink at the stream, and to take a draught himself.
"The Bushranger's Secret" by Mrs. Henry Clarke
The Shire is the largest of draught horses, the stallion commonly attaining a height of 17 to 17.3 hands.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 6" by Various
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