Meaning of “horse” in the English Dictionary

"horse" in British English

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horsenoun

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 cart
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.

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(Definition of “horse” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"horse" in American English

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horsenoun [ C ]

us /hɔrs/

a large animal with four legs that people ride on and which, esp. in the past, was used for pulling vehicles and carrying loads:

She taught him how to ride a horse.

(Definition of “horse” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)