from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A large powerful draft horse of a breed developed in the Clyde River valley of Scotland, having long white hair on the lower legs.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A breed of heavy draft-horses originally raised about the Clyde, Scotland.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One of a breed of heavy draft horses originally from Clydesdale, Scotland. They are about sixteen hands high and usually brown or bay.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A particularly large and powerful breed of rare draft horse.
  • noun US A heavier than usual athlete (Over 200 lbs for men, over 145 lbs for women)
  • noun derogatory, slang A very morbidly obese person.

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

  • noun heavy feathered-legged breed of draft horse originally from Scotland


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Named because they were bred in the valley of the Clyde in Scotland.



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