the principal performers in a morris-dance, having a figure of a horse manufactured from wickerwork supported about their waistline, along with his foot concealed by a housing. He performed antics imitating the movements of a horse, and different juggling tricks.
somebody who functions in a foolish, subservient fashion.
A wooden figure of a horse, usually provided with rockers, for kids to drive on.
A favorite quest or topic: today generally pastime. See pastime, n., 3.
A theory or system of social reform which contemplates a complete reconstruction of society with a more just and equitable distribution of property and labor In popular usage the term is often employed to indicate any lawless revolutionary social scheme See Communism Fourierism Saint Simonianism forms of socialism...