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- a figure of a horse attached to the waist of a person doing a morris dance so that the person seems to be riding it
- such a dancer
- a child's toy consisting of a stick with a horse's head at one end: it is straddled in a pretense of riding
- rocking horse
- a scheme or idea with which one is preoccupied
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- a. A child's riding toy that consists of a long stick with an imitation horse's head on one end.b. See rocking horse.
- a. A figure of a horse worn attached to the waist of a mummer, as in a morris dance.b. A person wearing such a figure.
- a. A favorite hobby.b. A topic that one frequently brings up or dwells on; a fixation.