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horse

(hôrs)
n.
a. A large hoofed mammal (Equus caballus) having a short coat, a long mane, and a long tail, domesticated since ancient times and used for riding and for drawing or carrying loads.
b. An adult male horse; a stallion.
c. Any of various equine mammals, such as the wild Asian species Przewalski's horse or certain extinct forms related ancestrally to the modern horse.
v.intr.
To be in heat. Used of a mare.
adj.
1. Of or relating to a horse: a horse blanket.
2. Mounted on horses: horse guards.
3. Drawn or operated by a horse.
Drug slang A regional term for heroin
Infectious disease A hoofed ungulate mammal—Equus ferus caballus—that may be associated with certain infections through occupational or recreational exposure—e.g., Actinobacillus spp, anthrax, brucellosis, cryptosporidiosis, equine morbillivirus, glanders, leptospirosis, rabies, salmonellosis, yersiniosis
Psychology See Equestrian therapy, Hippotherapy
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Professor Kinney offers a comprehensive and superbly organized history of the transportation manufacturing industry that preceded the coming of the automobile from its beginnings in American shops down to the final conference in 1926 of the Carriage Builders National Association which marked the triumph of the horseless carriage over that of its horse-drawn predecessor.
Like the blacksmiths made obsolete by the "horseless carriages" a century ago, these displaced workers will have to expand their skill set.
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Since the days of the first horseless carriage, engineers have relied upon the metalcasting process to power, control and stabilize their ever-demanding vehicles.
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Bacon also imagined inventions such as telescopes, microscopes horseless carriages and aeroplanes centu ries before their creation.
The fledgling car business was booming, but its products tended to be spare and utilitarian variations on the horseless carriage theme.