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a strong horse bred to draw heavy loads; draft horse.
Historical Examples

Exasperated now, and not to be outdone, the Englishman sent home for a cart-horse skull.
Life in Morocco and Glimpses Beyond Budgett Meakin

It always reminds me of the cart-horse parade on Whit Monday.
The Green Carnation Robert Smythe Hichens

The colts who live here are very good colts, but they are cart-horse colts, and they have not learned manners.
Black Beauty, Young Folks’ Edition Anna Sewell

But the cart-horse will remain, when the charger and hunter are no more; and with a wiser master.
Love’s Meinie John Ruskin

Their beasts of draught and burden were oxen, and the only horse in the village was a cart-horse owned by the Doctor’s father.
Red-Tape and Pigeon-Hole Generals William H. Armstrong

You see, she is so delicate, and you are as strong as a cart-horse.
Quicksilver Sue Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards

She is engaged upon a pair of juvenile socks, which have apparently been worn last by a cart-horse.
Philosopher Jack R.M. Ballantyne

The colts who live here are very good colts, but they are cart-horse colts, and of course they have not learned manners.
Black Beauty Anna Sewell

Plunge that Flanders cart-horse of yours into them, Cadet, and do not spare their toes!
The Golden Dog William Kirby

His army consisted of a few farm servants, his cavalry of a ploughboy on a cart-horse, and his navy of a fishing boat.
The Three Brides, Love in a Cottage, and Other Tales Francis A. Durivage


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