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

  • n. A toy horse that is mounted on rockers or springs and is large enough for a child to ride. Also called hobbyhorse.

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  • n. a child’s toy consisting of a (usually wooden) horse mounted on a rocker or swing


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  • He’d read library books about home projects, then build me a rocking horse or a sandbox or a set of flat wooden ducks—a mother and three babies, all set on four-inch spikes that he stuck into the backyard when the ground thawed—or he’d craft for my mother a small red wooden Ferris wheel to give to her on Valentine’s Day, each seat the exact size for an expensivelooking imported bonbon or sachet to sit.

    Hoopi Shoopi Donna


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  • A rocking horse is a child's toy, usually shaped like a horse and mounted on rockers similar to a rocking chair.

    February 12, 2008