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See also Talk:Thoroughbred. - -sche (discuss) 02:09, 6 August 2015 (UTC)

Chambers 1908 definition[edit] more specific: "an animal, esp. a horse, of pure blood of race-horses, one all of whose ancestors for seven generations (five in America) are recorded in the stud-book". Equinox 19:23, 11 April 2018 (UTC)

thoroughbred in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911 has a very similar definition. But rules may have changed and may also in the future, which changes seem more suitable for an encyclopedia. I have included 4 pedia links and a OneLook and a Century 1911 link. Some dictionaries refer explicitly to the various Stud Books in which such horses are registered. DCDuring (talk) 22:01, 11 April 2018 (UTC)
I wonder whether the breed definition should be at the capitalized spelling. I doubt that anyone has taken the trouble to examine the uses of the lower- and upper-case forms to determine whether the lower case form is more frequent for each definition. DCDuring (talk) 22:07, 11 April 2018 (UTC)
The decision to de-lemmatize the upper-case for was based on a Google N-gram without any reference to reviewing the specific meanings that were capitalized. DCDuring (talk) 22:13, 11 April 2018 (UTC)
Counting up the visible snippets for the Google Books search for "thoroughbred breed" the upper-case form outnumbers the lower-case form 30:7. I think that is sufficient evidence to re-lemmatize Thoroughbred with the specific meaning of the breed, with all the paraphernalia of registration and stud books. DCDuring (talk) 22:21, 11 April 2018 (UTC)