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[ US /ˈθɝoʊˈbɹɛd/ ]
[ UK /θˈʌɹəbɹˌɛd/ ]
  1. a pedigreed animal of unmixed lineage; used especially of horses
  2. a well-bred person
  3. a racehorse belonging to a breed that originated from a cross between Arabian stallions and English mares
  1. having a list of ancestors as proof of being a purebred animal
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How To Use thoroughbred In A Sentence

  • These included balsam, musk, benzoin, aloeswood, ginger, muslin, thoroughbred Arabian horses, and Chinese porcelain.
  • The new technique will not be used by thoroughbred racehorse breeders.
  • He said animals had to be 16 hands 3ins minimum and a cross between a heavy working breed and a thoroughbred.
  • While the warmbloods of France, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Hungary and other European countries have produced a number of good individuals, their pedigrees are riddled with recent Thoroughbred, Arabian and other outcrosses.
  • You need to be tough to win this race and many well touted thoroughbreds have been found out by the mile and a half.
  • There was a hint of other ancestries, including Arabian, but thoroughbred moms most likely hailed from the British Isles, the researchers reported online in Biology Letters. DNA analysis shows thoroughbreds have British as well as Arabian roots
  • Meanwhile, very expensive thoroughbred horses, stud bulls, or whatever animals they may be could well be under threat.
  • Jockey Frank Amonte has perched expertly in the irons upon countless thoroughbreds since he officially began his race riding career in 1951.
  • A very useful mare," as Tifto had been in the habit of calling a leggy, thoroughbred, meagre-looking brute named Coalition, was on this occasion confided to the Major's sole care and judgment. The Duke's Children
  • He had the round, deep-chested, big-hearted, well-coupled body of the ideal mountain pony, and his head and neck were true thoroughbred, slender, yet full, with lovely alert ears not too small to be vicious nor too large to be stubborn mulish. ON THE MAKALOA MAT
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