race horse
Steamer Steam"er (-[~e]r), n. 1. A vessel propelled by steam; a steamship or steamboat. [1913 Webster]

2. A steam fire engine. See under {Steam}. [1913 Webster]

3. A road locomotive for use on common roads, as in agricultural operations. [1913 Webster]

4. A vessel in which articles are subjected to the action of steam, as in washing, in cookery, and in various processes of manufacture. [1913 Webster]

5. (Zo["o]l.) The steamer duck. [1913 Webster]

{Steamer duck} (Zo["o]l.), a sea duck ({Tachyeres cinereus}), native of Patagonia and Terra del Fuego, which swims and dives with great agility, but which, when full grown, is incapable of flight, owing to its very small wings. Called also {loggerhead}, {race horse}, and {side-wheel duck}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Race horse — Race Race, n. [OE. ras, res, rees, AS. r[=ae]s a rush, running; akin to Icel. r[=a]s course, race. [root]118.] 1. A progress; a course; a movement or progression. [1913 Webster] 2. Esp., swift progress; rapid course; a running. [1913 Webster] The …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • race|horse — race horse, or race|horse «RAYS HRS», noun. a horse bred, trained, or kept for racing …   Useful english dictionary

  • race horse — noun a horse bred for racing • Syn: ↑racehorse, ↑bangtail • Hypernyms: ↑horse, ↑Equus caballus • Hyponyms: ↑thoroughbred, ↑pony, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • race horse — horse kept and trained for racing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • race horse — A horse bred and trained for racing. A horse entered and ridden or driven in horse races …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • race-horse — n. 1. Racer, blood horse, thorough bred horse. 2. (Ornith.) Steamer duck (Micropterus brachypterus) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • race horse — see racehorse …   English dictionary

  • race horse —   Lio heihei …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • race·horse — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Maiden race horse — A Maiden race horse is the term that refers to a race horse that has yet to win a single race. The races are generally run for younger more inexperienced horses at two and three. However, many maidens never break their maiden , and will continue… …   Wikipedia

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