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charley horse a painful cramp in a muscle caused by overexertion or by a blow.
dark horse an unknown contestant or one who unexpectedly wins a race, esp. a horse race. [2 definitions]
dark-horse of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a contestant or candidate that might win unexpectedly.
horse around (informal) to engage in frivolous or boisterous play.
horse chestnut any of a family of large, full trees bearing large fingerlike leaves, flowerclusters, and smooth, brown, inedible nuts encased in spiny husks. [2 definitions]
horse latitudes the north and south latitudes at about thirty degrees north and south of the equator, marked by light winds, calms, and high pressure.
horse of a different color something completely different.
horse pistol formerly, a large pistol used by horsemen.
horse sense (informal) practical wisdom or thinking; common sense.
horse trade (informal) a session of bargaining in which both sides negotiate for goods, services, or the like in a shrewd and clever manner.
horse trader (informal) one who is clever or shrewd in bargaining or negotiating transactions.
horse-trade (informal) to bargain or negotiate for something in a shrewd or clever manner.
look a gift horse in the mouth to be critical of something received as a gift.
one-horse designed for or using only one horse. [2 definitions]
pommel horse a padded, fairly cylindrical block on legs, with two removable U-shaped handles on top, used for men's gymnastic feats and routines.
post horse a horse kept at a post house or inn for exchange with tired horses brought by mail couriers or stagecoaches or for hire to travelers.
put the cart before the horse to do or place things contrary to their logical order.
quarter horse any of a breed of saddle horses developed for quarter-mile racing and favored for their quickness, strength, and versatility.
river horse a hippopotamus.
rocking horse a toy horse mounted on springs or rockers that is large enough for a child to ride; hobbyhorse.