from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Drawn by or using only one horse: a one-horse carriage.
- adj. Very small or insignificant: a one-horse town.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Drawn by one horse; having but a single horse.
- adj. Second-rate; inferior; small.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Drawn by a single horse: as, a one-horse plow.
- Using or possessing only a single horse.
- Hence Petty; on a small scale; of limited capacity or resources; inferior: as, a one-horse concern; a one-horse college.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. small and remote and insignificant
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Because the Knicks have been a one-horse team for much of this season, Stoudemire has put up unreasonable amounts of minutes on knees that have both been surgically repaired.
"It's a one-horse town and it's time to diversify, perhaps," Shirley Tapley, the town administrator, said as she gazed out of her office window at the idle mill.
However, when I visited my older brothers in the cities, it was exciting to hear the vegetable and fruit man calling out his wares as his one-horse drawn cart rambled through the streets.
Somewhat like the wonderful, one-horse shay, I guess … None of us are here forever.
This town needs this measly one-horse institution if only to have some place where people can come without crawling to Potter.
Henry Phillips possesses a sharp wit that is both endearing and crude, a somewhat cynical wit he has honed by performing for too many years in front of too many bored drunks in too many one-horse towns.
“So tell me Bart,” she cajoled, “What's a guy like you doing in a one-horse town like Taos?”
When you become a one-horse town, you sort of live by the sword and die by the sword.
Tarin Kowt, the provincial capital of Uruzgan, is a dusty one-horse town around which would swirl one of the most crucial battles of the war against the Taliban.
This is no one-horse town - we deserve real services and the new station is a gorgeous reminder that the city is serious about taking care of us.