1. small and remote and insignificant
    passed a series of poky little one-horse towns
    a jerkwater college
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How To Use one-horse In A Sentence

  • One used to see, on the one-horsed omnibus which in old times represented the locomotion of Madrid, _Serbicio de omnibus_ quite as often as _Servicio_. Spanish Life in Town and Country
  • Then, we had five two-horse wagon loads of goods and furniture, and seven in family; now, our possessions were only a few articles, in _a one-horse wagon_, with an addition of two members to our household! Twenty-Two Years a Slave, and Forty Years a Freeman Embracing a Correspondence of Several Years, While President of Wilberforce Colony, London, Canada West
  • It's a one-horse town and it's time to diversify, perhaps," Shirley Tapley, the town administrator, said as she gazed out of her office window at the idle mill. Mill Towns Now Look to Saving Trees
  • It was too big for itself somehow, fourteen storeys high on the edge of a one-horse town. MR STARLIGHT
  • Only odd remnants of the meet, straggling foot-passengers, terriers straining at a strap held by drunken runners -- some in old Beaufort coats, others in corduroy -- one-horse shays of every description by the sides of the road and sloppy girls with stick and tammies standing in gaps of the fences, straining their eyes across the fields to see the hounds. Margot Asquith, an Autobiography - Two Volumes in One
  • The 40-year-old conditioner started training in 1991 with a one-horse stable.
  • One pair of heavy draught animals with a heavy truck could pull as much as four one-horse drays.
  • Not for some godforsaken one-horse town in the middle of nowhere. DEATH AND TRANSFIGURATION
  • In 1848 American Agriculturist praised new wagons light enough to be pulled by only two horses. By the 1860s one-horse wagons were available.
  • A one-horse cart could carry much more than a packhorse but travelled more slowly.
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