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horse riding

  
   , horse-riding  
Horse riding is the activity of riding a horse, especially for enjoyment or as a form of exercise.  
  (BRIT)      n-uncount  
in AM, use horseback riding     
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horse     ( horses    plural  )
1       n-count   A horse is a large animal which people can ride. Some horses are used for pulling ploughs and carts.  
A small man on a grey horse had appeared.     
2       n-plural   When you talk about the horses, you mean horse races in which people bet money on the horse which they think will win.  
INFORMAL   the N, usu on the N  
He still likes to bet on the horses.     
3       n-count   A vaulting horse is a tall piece of gymnastics equipment for jumping over.  
4    If you hear something from the horse's mouth, you hear it from someone who knows that it is definitely true.  
from the horse's mouth      phrase   v PHR  
He has got to hear it from the horse's mouth. Then he can make a judgment as to whether his policy is correct or not.     
5   
    clothes horse  
    dark horse  
    rocking horse  
    seahorse  


clothes horse        ( clothes horses    plural  )
1       n-count   A clothes horse is a folding frame used inside someone's house to hang washing on while it dries.  
2       n-count   If you describe someone, especially a woman, as a clothes horse, you mean that they are fashionable and think a lot about their clothes, but have little intelligence or no other abilities.,   (disapproval)   
dark horse        ( dark horses    plural  ) If you describe someone as a dark horse, you mean that people know very little about them, although they may have recently had success or may be about to have success.      n-count  
hobby-horse        ( hobby-horses    plural  ) , hobbyhorse   You describe a subject or idea as your hobby-horse if you have strong feelings on it and like talking about it whenever you have the opportunity.      n-count  
Honesty is a favourite hobby-horse for Courau.     
horse chestnut        ( horse chestnuts    plural  ) , horse-chestnut  
1       n-count   A horse chestnut is a large tree which has leaves with several pointed parts and shiny reddish-brown nuts called conkers that grow in cases with points on them.  
2       n-count   Horse chestnuts are the nuts of a horse chestnut tree. They are more commonly called conkers.  
horse-drawn      , horsedrawn  
A horse-drawn carriage, cart, or other vehicle is one that is pulled by one or more horses.      adj   ADJ n  
...a horse-drawn open-topped carriage.     
horse racing      , horse-racing, horseracing  
Horse racing is a sport in which horses ridden by people called jockeys run in races, sometimes jumping over fences.      n-uncount  
horse riding      , horse-riding  
Horse riding is the activity of riding a horse, especially for enjoyment or as a form of exercise.  
  (BRIT)      n-uncount  
in AM, use horseback riding     
horse show        ( horse shows    plural  ) A horse show is a sporting event in which people riding horses compete in order to demonstrate their skill and control.      n-count  
horse-trading   , horsetrading  
1       n-uncount   If you describe discussions or negotiations as horse-trading, you disapprove of them because they are unofficial and involve compromises.  
  (BRIT, mainly JOURNALISM, disapproval)  
...the anger and distaste many people feel at the political horse-trading involved in forming a government.     
2       n-uncount   When negotiation or bargaining is forceful and shows clever and careful judgment, you can describe it as horse-trading.  
  (AM)  
one-horse  
1       adj   If someone describes a town as a one-horse town, they mean it is very small, dull, and old-fashioned.  
ADJ n     (disapproval)    Would you want to live in a small, one-horse town for your whole life?     
2       adj   If a contest is described as a one-horse race, it is thought that one person or thing will obviously win it.  
ADJ n  
He described the referendum as a one-horse race...     
rocking horse        ( rocking horses    plural  ) A rocking-horse is a toy horse which a child can sit on and which can be made to rock backwards and forwards.      n-count  
stalking horse        ( stalking horses    plural  )
1       n-count   If you describe a person or thing as a stalking horse, you mean that it is being used to obtain a temporary advantage so that someone can get what they really want.,   (disapproval)    I think the development is a stalking horse for exploitation of the surrounding countryside.     
2       n-count   In politics, a stalking horse is someone who stands against a leader in order to see how strong the opposition is. The stalking horse then withdraws in favour of a stronger challenger.  
oft N n  
The possibility of another stalking horse challenge this autumn cannot be ruled out.     
Trojan horse     ( Trojan horses    plural  )
1       n-count   If you describe a person or thing as a Trojan horse, you mean that they are being used to hide someone's true purpose or intentions.  
usu sing, oft N for/of n     (disapproval)    Was Colombo the emissary of Pope Paul, his Trojan horse within the Commission?...     
2       n-count   A Trojan horse is a computer virus which is inserted into a program or system and is designed to take effect after a particular period of time or a certain number of operations.     (COMPUTING)  
two-horse     
If you describe a contest as a two-horse race, you mean that only two of the people or things taking part have any chance of winning.      adj   ADJ n  
The election may not be the traditional two-horse race between the preferred Democrat and Republican party candidates.     

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horse

  
  
colt, cuddy or cuddie     (dialect, chiefly Scots.)   dobbin, filly, gee-gee     (slang)   gelding, hobby     (archaic or dialect)   jade, mare, moke     (Austral. slang)   mount, nag, stallion, steed     (archaic or literary)   studhorse or stud, yarraman     (Austral.)   yearling  
    sport  


horse around      , about  
clown, fool about or around, misbehave, play the fool, play the goat, roughhouse     (slang)  
horse sense     
common sense, gumption     (Brit. informal)   judgment, mother wit, nous     (Brit. slang)   practicality  
one-horse     
backwoods, inferior, minor, obscure, petty, quiet, sleepy, slow, small, small-time     (informal)   tinpot     (Brit. informal)   unimportant  

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