quarter horse

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Etymology[edit]

Named for its ability to outdistance other horse breeds in races of a quarter mile or less.

Noun[edit]

quarter horse ‎(plural quarter horses)

  1. An American breed of horse originally bred for short-distance racing.
    • 1992, Elizabeth Darracott Wheeler, Sir John Dodderidge, Celebrated Barrister of Britain, 1555-1628
      When the last tune of music floated from the fleet, he unstabled his quarter horse and headed for the coastal road leading west and north on his circuit.