cockhorse definition

  • noun:
    • One thing utilized as a toy horse, including the leg of an adult or a rocking horse.
    • A horse added to a team of horses to help a wagon through high water or higher tough landscapes.
    • A child's rocking-horse.
    • A high or tall horse.
    • A child's rocking-horse or hobby-horse: commonly used in the adverbial expression on cockhorse, a-cockhorse, on horseback, or just as if on horseback (as when a child rides on a broomstick); thus, in an elevated place; elated; on the high horse.
    • anything used as a toy horse (such as for instance a rocking horse or one knee of an adult)
  • adjective:
    • Lifted up, as you is on a tall horse.
    • Lofty in experience; exultant; pleased; upstart.
    • Lifted up, together is on a tall horse.
    • Lofty in experience; exultant; proud; upstart.
  • others:
    • Mounted as on a hobby-horse, or as though on horseback.
    • Proud; upstart.
    • Astride.

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