• WordNet 3.6
    • n shorthorn English breed of short-horned cattle
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Shorthorn One of a breed of large, heavy domestic cattle having short horns. The breed was developed in England.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n shorthorn One of a breed of cattle having very short horns. The breed originated in the beginning of the nineteenth century in the valley of the Tees in England, but is now spread over all the richly pastured districts of Great Britain. The cattle are easily fattened, and the flesh is of excellent quality, but for dairy purposes they are inferior to some other breeds. The word is often used adjectively: as, the shorthorn breed. Also called Durham and Teeswater. Encyc. Brit., I. 387.
    • n shorthorn A new-comer; a greenhorn: as resembling a steer which, on account of the shortness of its horns, is not able to defend itself: opposed to longhorn.
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In literature:

I'm surprised at Lady SHORTHORN permitting them in the drawing-room.
"Punch, or the London Charivari Volume 98, January 4, 1890" by Various
The champion shorthorn bull sold for more than forty thousand dollars of American money.
"Birdseye Views of Far Lands" by James T. Nichols
WRIGHT, J., production of crippled calves by shorthorned cattle, ii.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
The Worleson herd consisted of Shorthorn cows.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
The auctioneer gave much interesting information as to the establishment of the herd of Shorthorns and the flock of Southdowns at Sandringham.
"Speeches and Addresses of H. R. H. the Prince of Wales: 1863-1888" by Edward VII
I'm on track of a herd of shorthorns already.
"Ewing\'s Lady" by Harry Leon Wilson
Shorthorn breeders came to see that change of blood was necessary.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
I am, however, convinced that you are going to need both the Shorthorn and the Hereford to combine with them.
"Florida: An Ideal Cattle State" by Florida State Live Stock Association
How many boys can we spare to round up the Shorthorns?
"The Trail of Conflict" by Emilie Baker Loring
Raises Shorthorns on Mint Hay.
"Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding

In news:

The delivery dates for the American Shorthorn Association Great State Feedout have been set for two locations, Tri-County Steer Carcass Futurity in Lewis, Iowa, and Hy-Plains Feedyard in Montezuma, Kan.
When Shelby Hahn first moved to a small farmette, she was daunted by the Shorthorn beef cattle that resided there.
Junior Shorthorn exhibitors confidently exhibited one of the strongest lineups at the Keystone International Livestock Exposition Junior Major PACE show held Oct 3.
The delivery dates for the American Shorthorn Association Great State Feedout have been set for two locations, Tri-County Steer Carcass Futurity in Lewis, Iowa and Hy-Plains Feedyard in Montezuma, Kan.
In addition to raising and showing Milking Shorthorns , Hahn enjoys promoting the breed and the dairy industry.
Last year, the Catoctin High School senior was the Maryland Milking Shorthorn Queen, and this year she is an alternate Maryland dairy princess.
She was exhibited by WB Shorthorns , Rogers, Ohio.
Female reserve senior champion — Misty is an October 2010 female sired by WHR Romeo 3114ET and shown by WB Shorthorns .
The December 2011 bull calf was exhibited by Maple II shorthorns , Grove City, Pa.
The American Shorthorn Association ( ASA ) announces the recent membership of Dwayne Hay from Fairhope.
She worked as a cashier for Marathon Gas Station in Columbiana and had also shown shorthorned steers for R.C.
Show ring veterans dominate Milking Shorthorn show.
Mi-San Acre O Lust -ET was named Intermediate and Grand Champion of the International Milking Shorthorn Show.