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workhorsenoun [C]

uk   /ˈwɜːk.hɔːs/ us   /ˈwɝːk.hɔːrs/
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workhorsenoun [C]

uk   /ˈwɜːkhɔːs/ us  
a machine, piece of equipment, or vehicle that you can trust to work well and that you can use to do a lot of work: The company has begun to look at how its workhorse, the 737, may develop in the future.
informal someone who works very hard or who works very long hours
(Definition of workhorse from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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