Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “shanks's pony”

shanks's pony

noun [U] uk   /ˌʃæŋk.sɪzˈpəʊ.ni/ us    /-ˈpoʊ-/ UK informal (US shank's mare)
walking, as a way of travelling: As there's no public transport, I suppose we'll have to use shanks's pony.Walking and walkers
(Definition of shanks's pony from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of shanks's pony?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Walking and walkers, but you might be interested in these topics from the Moving on foot topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Translations of “shanks's pony”

Word of the Day


to press something quickly and quite hard between two objects, especially sharp objects such as teeth or nails

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More