Workhorse meaning

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Something, such as a machine, that performs dependably under heavy or prolonged use.
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A horse that is used for labor rather than for racing or riding.
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A person who works tirelessly, especially at difficult or time-consuming tasks.
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A horse used for working, as for pulling a plow.
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A steady, responsible worker who assumes a heavy workload.
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A machine, vehicle, etc. that proves to be durable and dependable.
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A horse used primarily for manual labor; a draft horse.
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(by extension) Anyone or anything that does a lot of work; something or someone who works consistently or regularly.

Those old machines are not very glamorous, but even 20 years after their introduction, they are still the workhorses of the industry.

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Origin of workhorse