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Spanish translation of “horse”


noun /hoːs/
a large four-footed animal which is used to pull carts etc or to carry people etc. a horse and cart She enjoys riding her horse. a piece of apparatus used for jumping, vaulting etc in a gymnasium. horse-box noun an enclosed vehicle etc used for carrying horses.
remolque para caballerías
horsefly noun a large fly that bites horses etc. horsehair noun, adjective (of) the hair from a horse’s mane or tail The mattress is stuffed with horsehair a horsehair mattress. horseman noun (feminine horsewoman) a rider, especially a skilled one
jinete, caballista
She is a very competent horsewoman.
horsemanship noun horseplay noun rough and noisy behaviour or play. horsepower noun (usually abbreviated to h.p.) a standard unit used to measure the power of engines, cars etc. horseshoe /ˈhoːʃʃuː/ noun a curved iron shoe for a horse. something in the shape of a horseshoe The bride was presented with a lucky silver horseshoe. on horseback riding on a horse The soldiers rode through the town on horseback. (straight) from the horse’s mouth from a well-informed and reliable source
de una fuente fiable/segura
I got that story straight from the horse’s mouth.
(Definition of horse from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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