quarter horse
noun Etymology: from its high speed for distances up to a quarter of a mile Date: 1834 any of a breed of compact muscular saddle horses developed in the United States and characterized by great endurance and by high speed for short distances

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  • Quarter Horse —   [ kwɔːtə hɔːs, englisch], aus dem Westen der USA und aus Kanada stammende, zunehmend weltweit gezüchtete Pferderasse, 150 155 cm schulterhohe Tiere mit edlem, kurzem Kopf und kurzem Rücken; Kruppenpartie besonders muskulös ausgebildet. Das… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • quarter horse — quarter ,horse noun count a type of small strong horse that can run a quarter of a mile very fast …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • quarter horse — ☆ quarter horse n. [after its great sprinting speed at a quarter of a mile] any of a breed of light, muscular horse of a solid, usually dark color: because of its quick reactions it is much used in Western range work and in rodeos …   English World dictionary

  • Quarter horse — Pour les articles homonymes, voir QH. Quarter Horse …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Quarter Horse — American Quarter Horse Fuchs mit Stichelhaaren (red roan) Wichtige Daten Ursprung: USA, 18. Jahrhundert Hauptzuchtgebiet: USA Verbreitung: weltweit verbreitet …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • quarter horse — See American Quarter Horse …   Combined glossary of agriculture

  • quarter horse — 1. one of a breed of strong horses developed in the U.S. for short distance races, usually a quarter of a mile. 2. a horse of this breed used in herding livestock. [1825 35, Amer.] * * * Breed of light horse developed in the U.S. from… …   Universalium

  • quarter-horse — quarˈter horse noun (US) A horse that can run a quarter of a mile or so at great speed • • • Main Entry: ↑quarter …   Useful english dictionary

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