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English definition of “horse”

horse

noun uk   /hɔːs/ us    /hɔːrs/

horse noun (ANIMAL)

A1 [C] a large animal with four legs that people ride on or use for carrying things or pulling vehicles: to ride a horse a horse and cartHorses and similar animals the horses [plural] informal horse races where you try to win money by correctly guessing which horse will win: He spends all his money on the horses.Gambling and bookmakingTaking risks

horse noun (SPORTS EQUIPMENT)

[C] (also vaulting horse) a tall piece of equipment that people jump over in gymnasticsGymnastics

horse noun (DRUG)

[U] slang → heroinSpecific types of drugDrugs - general wordsSpecific medicines and drugs
(Definition of horse from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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