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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.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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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She wrote an article for Horse & Hound after it emerged that an unexpected side effect of the working-time legislation would mean people were banned from driving horse-boxes at the weekend - even if it was a hobby.
A horse-box constructor from Honley has followed in his partner's footsteps by clinching a top amateur motorsport title.
Sick of punters complaining about wet weather when they pop out for a puff, he used his horse sense to turn an old horse-box into a smoking shelter.
Announcing the news at a press and owners' day at his yard, Bailey said: "I'm delighted with the arrangement, which will provide the usual benefits for my owners and see the Vixen brand name on the horse-box, the rugs and so on."
Tonight Jarvis and PC McGann go to an accident in which a rather pickled lady reverses her horse-box into a car.