- 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
See hobbyhorse in American Heritage Dictionary 4
a. A child's riding toy that consists of a long stick with an imitation horse's head on one end.
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.
Learn more about hobbyhorse