Definitions

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

  • n. The flesh of a horse.
  • n. Horses considered as a group, especially for driving, riding, or racing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The flesh of a horse; horse meat.
  • n. Horses collectively, with reference to driving, riding, or racing.
  • n. A species of Bahama mahogany.
  • adj. Of the colour of horseflesh; of a peculiar reddish-brown blee.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The flesh of horses.
  • n. Horses, generally; the qualities of a horse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The flesh of a horse.
  • n. Horses collectively, with reference to driving, riding, or racing.
  • n. A species of Bahama mahogany: probably so named from its color.
  • Of the color of horse-flesh; of a peculiar reddish-bronze color.
  • n. In Guiana, the dark-red flesh-colored wood of the bully-tree, Mimusops Balata, or that obtained from panococo, Tounatea tomentosa. See bully-tree and panococo, 2.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the flesh of horses as food

Etymologies

From horse +‎ flesh. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Unfortunately, the qualities of this horse were so well concealed under his strange-colored hide and his unaccountable gait, that at a time when everybody was a connoisseur in horseflesh, the appearance of the aforesaid pony at Meung — which place he had entered about a quarter of an hour before, by the gate of Beaugency — produced an unfavorable feeling, which extended to his rider.

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  • "Not sparin 'horseflesh, Captain," he muttered in a low voice.

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  • There's nothing too good in horseflesh you don't deserve, a woman who can ride like that.

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  • I was assured that the eating-shops of Cabul and Kandah [= a] r always require a great supply of horseflesh, which is much liked by the natives, and when well seasoned with spices is not to be distinguished from other animal food.

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  • Now, some of the poorer folk cannot afford to pay for butchers 'meat, they are contented with horseflesh, which is not yet rationed, and are willing to sell their ration cards.

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  • The opening of Jerome Park did as much for "horseflesh" by rescuing the sport of horse racing from the blackguards and thieves, into whose hands it had fallen, and placing it upon a respectable footing.

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  • In the frame you can just see Ireland's champion rider crushed under an avalanche of horseflesh.

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  • If you're ordering a Carrera S, that additional horseflesh will cost you $16,900 the optional power kit.

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  • What a SOTU speech can do, then, is provide a showcase and a test for the president in the simplest horseflesh terms.

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  • Best piece of horseflesh I ever straddled, and I've seen a few in my time.

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