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Definitions and Synonyms of workhorse | Another word for workhorse | What is workhorse?

Definition 1: a horse used for plowing and hauling and other heavy labor - [noun denoting animal]

(workhorse is a kind of ...) solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times

(... is a kind of workhorse ) a horse used to pull a plow

(... is a kind of workhorse ) horse adapted for drawing heavy loads

(... is a kind of workhorse ) a workhorse used as a pack animal

(... is a kind of workhorse ) a quiet plodding workhorse

Definition 2: machine that performs dependably under heavy use - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where workhorse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the IBM main frame computers have been the workhorse of the business world

(workhorse is a kind of ...) any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks

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