a horse trained and groomed to draw carriages.
Historical Examples

“You might perhaps do with only one carriage-horse,” she remarked.
Heart and Science Wilkie Collins

The other carriage-horse was turned out to grass; being too old for regular work.
Wives and Daughters Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

It is true that it is written in the style of a carriage-horse, but it is well suited to the street.
Superstition In All Ages (1732) Jean Meslier

There was a carriage-horse to be sold, and Dicky spoke out and told this and that, and young master couldn’t get his price.
A Charming Fellow, Volume II (of 3) Frances Eleanor Trollope

Two hornets will kill a man, and three a carriage-horse sixteen hands high.
The Caxtons, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Lots of bishops do it now, he told me; it is the same as putting a carriage-horse out to grass: there is no work, but less corn.
Dodo’s Daughter E. F. Benson

A carriage-horse champed its bit, and the still watchers turned at once to that intrusive sound.
Old Junk H. M. Tomlinson


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