Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of a breed of sturdy, compact horses developed from Spanish, Italian, Danish and Arab stock that are born black or dark brown and gradually turn white by the time they are five to eight years of age. They are bred and trained at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna.

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  • n. a compact and sturdy saddle horse that is bred and trained in Vienna; smart and docile and excellent for dressage

Etymologies

German Lippizaner, after Lippiza, town near Trieste where the breed was developed.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The Lipizzan is a long-lived horse, living an average of 30 to 35 years.

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  • The Lipizzan is a rare breed with a famous history.

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  • While running the latest incarnation of Camp Lipizzan, I had occasion to reflect on how different disciplines and enthusiasms also have different assumptions and “givens.”

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  • Because his breed, the Lipizzan, has a well-known tendency to bond with a single human, that click was crucial.

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  • A rider shows how a Lipizzan stallion can change steps at Ford Arena in Beaumont on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006.

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  • A Disney retelling of a World War II sidebar story: Vienna's Spanish Riding School and the Lipizzan stallions are threatened by the reality of war -- specifically, bombs and Nazis.

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  • Album of horses / Marguerite Henry — The award-winning author of the wonderful stories Misty of Chincoteague, King of the Wind, and Brighty of the Grand Canyon, Marguerite Henry describes in vivid detail the hardworking Shire, the elegant Lipizzan, the spirited Mustang, and many more.

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  • There was a fiat, especially heavy crash, and a long line of fuming orange fire came pouring down the seething air into the depths, feathering horizontally like the mane of a Lipizzan stallion, directly in front of Helmuth.

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  • In the 1980s, she bought a Lipizzan - a show horse closely associated with the Spanish riding school of Vienna, Austria - which she rode in dressage competitions for many years.

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  • The Spanish Riding School continues the long held tradition of having at least one bay Lipizzan stallion in residence.

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