Shire horse
Shire horse Shire horse One of an English breed of heavy draft horses believed to be descended largely from the horses used in war in the days of heavy armor. They are the largest of the British draft breeds, and have long hair on the back of the cannons and fetlocks. Brown or bay with white on the face and legs is now the commonest color. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Shire Horse — Wichtige Daten Ursprung: Großbritannien, 18. Jahrhundert Hauptzuchtgebiet: England, Deutschland Verbreitung: Niederlande, Kanada, USA …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • shire horse — n a type of large powerful horse used for pulling large loads …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shire horse — ► NOUN ▪ a heavy powerful breed of draught horse, originally from the English Midlands …   English terms dictionary

  • Shire horse — Infobox Horse name =Shire image caption=Shire horse features= Draught horse, average height 17.2 hands high. Legs often have white stockings with long hairs ( feather ) altname= nickname= country= United Kingdom group1=Shire Horse Society… …   Wikipedia

  • shire horse — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms shire horse : singular shire horse plural shire horses British a big strong horse used in the past for pulling heavy loads, especially by farmers …   English dictionary

  • shire horse — noun British breed of large heavy draft horse • Syn: ↑shire • Hypernyms: ↑draft horse, ↑draught horse, ↑dray horse …   Useful english dictionary

  • shire horse — cargo horse, load horse, horse that carries cargo …   English contemporary dictionary

  • shire horse — noun The tallest breed of draught horse …   Wiktionary

  • shire horse — noun a heavy powerful horse of a draught breed, originally from the English Midlands …   English new terms dictionary

  • shire horse — noun (C) a type of large powerful horse used for pulling large loads …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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