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

  • noun A horse of a strong, agile breed developed in the western United States to work with cattle, usually having a solid-colored coat.

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  • noun An American breed of horse originally bred for short-distance racing.

Etymologies

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

[From its formerly being trained for races up to a quarter mile.]

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