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See also: Thoroughbred
bred from pure stock
thoroughbred (plural thoroughbreds)
- A horse of a breed derived from crosses between Arabian stallions and English mares, bred for racing. (Sometimes capitalized: Thoroughbred.)
- (nonstandard, loosely) Any purebred horse.
- A person of uncommon strength or endurance (like that of a thoroughbred horse).
- That athlete is a real thoroughbred.
- A well-bred person.