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Meaning of COCKHORSE

Pronunciation:  'kâk`hors

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a child's plaything consisting of an imitation horsehead on one end of a stick; the child straddles it and pretends to ride
 

COCKHORSE is a 9 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: hobby, hobbyhorse, rocking horse, stick horse
 
 See Also: plaything, rocker, toy

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Cock"horse`\, n.
    1. A child's rocking-horse.
    
             Ride a cockhorse to Banbury cross.    --Mother
                                                   Goose.
    
    2. A high or tall horse. [R.]
    
    
  2. \Cock"horse`\, a.
    1. Lifted up, as one is on a tall horse.
    
    2. Lofty in feeling; exultant; proud; upstart.
    
             Our painted fools and cockhorse peasantry.
                                                   --Marlowe.
    
    
 

 

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