Ahorseback - (adv.) On horseback.
Bathorse - (n.) A horse which carries an officer's baggage during a
Bawhorse - (n.) Same as Bathorse.
Clotheshorse - (n.) A frame to hang clothes on.
Cockhorse - (n.) A child's rocking-horse.
Cockhorse - (n.) A high or tall horse.
Cockhorse - (a.) Lifted up, as one is on a tall horse.
Cockhorse - (a.) Lofty in feeling; exultant; proud; upstart.
Dishorse - (v. t.) To dismount.
Hobbyhorse - (n.) A strong, active horse, of a middle size, said to have
been originally from Ireland; an ambling nag.
Hobbyhorse - (n.) A stick, often with the head or figure of a horse, on
which boys make believe to ride.
Hobbyhorse - (n.) A subject or plan upon which one is constantly setting
off; a favorite and ever-recurring theme of discourse, thought, or
effort; that which occupies one's attention unduly, or to the weariness
of others; a ruling passion.
Horsed - (imp. & p. p.) of Horse
Horseback - (n.) The back of a horse.
Horseback - (n.) An extended ridge of sand, gravel, and bowlders, in a
Horse-chestnut - (n.) The large nutlike seed of a species of Aesculus
(Ae. Hippocastanum), formerly ground, and fed to horses, whence the
Horse-chestnut - (n.) The tree itself, which was brought from
Constantinople in the beginning of the sixteenth century, and is now
common in the temperate zones of both hemispheres. The native American
species are called buckeyes.
Horse-drench - (n.) A dose of physic for a horse.
Horse-drench - (n.) The appliance by which the dose is administred.
Horsefish - (n.) The moonfish (Selene setipinnis).
Horsefish - (n.) The sauger.
Horseflesh - (n.) The flesh of horses.
Horseflesh - (n.) Horses, generally; the qualities of a horse; as, he is
a judge of horseflesh.
Horseflies - (pl. ) of Horsefly
Horsefly - (n.) Any dipterous fly of the family Tabanidae, that stings
horses, and sucks their blood.
Horsefly - (n.) The horse tick or forest fly (Hippobosca).
Horsefeet - (pl. ) of Horsefoot
Horsefoot - (n.) The coltsfoot.
Horsefoot - (n.) The Limulus or horseshoe crab.
Horse Guards - () A body of cavalry so called; esp., a British regiment,
called the Royal Horse Guards, which furnishes guards of state for the
Horsehair - (n.) A hair of a horse, especially one from the mane or tail;
the hairs of the mane or tail taken collectively; a fabric or tuft made
of such hairs.
Horsehead - (n.) The silver moonfish (Selene vomer).
Horsehide - (n.) The hide of a horse.
Horsehide - (n.) Leather made of the hide of a horse.
Horse-jockey - (n.) A professional rider and trainer of race horses.
Horse-jockey - (n.) A trainer and dealer in horses.
Horseknop - (n.) Knapweed.
Horselaugh - (n.) A loud, boisterous laugh; a guffaw.
Horse-leech - (n.) A large blood-sucking leech (Haemopsis vorax), of
Europe and Northern Africa. It attacks the lips and mouths of horses.
Horse-leech - (n.) A farrier; a veterinary surgeon.
Horse-leechery - (n.) The business of a farrier; especially, the art of
curing the diseases of horses.
Horse-litter - (n.) A carriage hung on poles, and borne by and between
Horsemen - (pl. ) of Horseman
Horseman - (n.) A rider on horseback; one skilled in the management of
horses; a mounted man.
Horseman - (n.) A mounted soldier; a cavalryman.
Horseman - (n.) A land crab of the genus Ocypoda, living on the coast of
Brazil and the West Indies, noted for running very swiftly.
Horseman - (n.) A West Indian fish of the genus Eques, as the
light-horseman (E. lanceolatus).
Horsemanship - (n.) The act or art of riding, and of training and
managing horses; manege.
Horsemint - (n.) A coarse American plant of the Mint family (Monarda
Horsemint - (n.) In England, the wild mint (Mentha sylvestris).
Horsenail - (n.) A thin, pointed nail, with a heavy flaring head, for
securing a horsehoe to the hoof; a horsehoe nail.
Horseplay - (n.) Rude, boisterous play.
Horsepond - (n.) A pond for watering horses.
Horse power - () The power which a horse exerts.
Horse power - () A unit of power, used in stating the power required to
drive machinery, and in estimating the capabilities of animals or steam
engines and other prime movers for doing work. It is the power required
for the performance of work at the rate of 33,000 English units of work
per minute; hence, it is the power that must be exerted in lifting
33,000 pounds at the rate of one foot per minute, or 550 pounds at the
rate of one foot per second, or 55 pounds at the rate of ten feet per
Horse power - () A machine worked by a horse, for driving other
machinery; a horse motor.
Horse-radish - (n.) A plant of the genus Nasturtium (N. Armoracia),
allied to scurvy grass, having a root of a pungent taste, much used,
when grated, as a condiment and in medicine.
Horserake - (n.) A rake drawn by a horse.
Horseshoe - (n.) A shoe for horses, consisting of a narrow plate of iron
in form somewhat like the letter U, nailed to a horse's hoof.
Horseshoe - (n.) Anything shaped like a horsehoe crab.
Horseshoe - (n.) The Limulus of horsehoe crab.
Horseshoer - (n.) One who shoes horses.
Horseshoeing - (n.) The act or employment of shoeing horses.
Horsetail - (n.) A leafless plant, with hollow and rushlike stems. It is
of the genus Equisetum, and is allied to the ferns. See Illust. of
Horsetail - (n.) A Turkish standard, denoting rank.
Horseweed - (n.) A composite plant (Erigeron Canadensis), which is a
Horsewhip - (n.) A whip for horses.
Horsewhip - (v. t.) To flog or chastise with a horsewhip.
Horsewomen - (pl. ) of Horsewoman
Horsewoman - (n.) A woman who rides on horseback.
Horsewood - (n.) A West Indian tree (Calliandra latifolia) with showy,
Horseworm - (n.) The larva of a botfly.
Light-horseman - (n.) A soldier who serves in the light horse. See under
Light-horseman - (n.) A West Indian fish of the genus Ephippus,
remarkable for its high dorsal fin and brilliant colors.
One-horse - (a.) Drawn by one horse; having but a single horse; as, a
One-horse - (a.) Second-rate; inferior; small.
Rear-horse - (n.) A mantis.
Rocking-horse - (n.) The figure of a horse, mounted upon rockers, for
children to ride.
Sawhorse - (n.) A kind of rack, shaped like a double St. Andrew's cross,
on which sticks of wood are laid for sawing by hand; -- called also
buck, and sawbuck.
Sea horse - () A fabulous creature, half horse and half fish, represented
in classic mythology as driven by sea dogs or ridden by the Nereids. It
is also depicted in heraldry. See Hippocampus.
Sea horse - () The walrus.
Sea horse - () Any fish of the genus Hippocampus.
Stalking-horse - (n.) A horse, or a figure resembling a horse, behind
which a hunter conceals himself from the game he is aiming to kill.