workhorse

[ US /ˈwɝkˌhɔɹs/ ]
[ UK /wˈɜːkhɔːs/ ]
NOUN
  1. a horse used for plowing and hauling and other heavy labor
  2. machine that performs dependably under heavy use
    the IBM main frame computers have been the workhorse of the business world
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How To Use workhorse In A Sentence

  • They rely on the workhorse loosie to develop the bulk of their momentum.
  • Both players mix OK strikeout numbers with good groundball rates, and both are workhorses with solid control.
  • They're sort of workhorses of the airline industry.
  • Thundering across fields remains the preserve of a small band of well-built, farm-ready workhorses with indestructible axles.
  • Common diode lasers - the type used in laser pointers and grocery-store scanners - are cheap laboratory workhorses for colors ranging from orange to infrared.
  • Motors and drives - the workhorses of many dairy plants - can play an important role in lowering kilowatt hours.
  • He's a workhorse on a team that plays hard defensively, but provides little cushion offensively.
  • The steam engine was the workhorse of the Industrial Revolution.
  • Once running wild, he is now a submissive workhorse with a faraway look in his eyes. Times, Sunday Times
  • He's also near the top of the offensive rebounding charts and is among the NBA's biggest workhorses in terms of minutes played.
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