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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 cartthe 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.
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horse noun (SPORTS EQUIPMENT)

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

horse noun (DRUG)

[U] slang →  heroin
Translations of “horse”
in Korean 말…
in Arabic حُصان…
in French cheval, cheval d’arçons…
in Turkish at…
in Italian cavallo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 動物, 馬…
in Russian лошадь…
in Polish koń…
in Spanish caballo, potro…
in Portuguese cavalo…
in German das Pferd, der Bock…
in Catalan cavall…
in Japanese 馬…
in Chinese (Simplified) 动物, 马…
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