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Adjective: thoroughbred  'thur-ow,bred or 'thú-ru,bred [N. Amer], 'thú-ru,bred [Brit]
  1. Having a list of ancestors as proof of being a purebred animal
    "These days it is possible to get thoroughbred cats through the newspaper";
    - pedigree, pedigreed, pureblood, pureblooded
Noun: thoroughbred  'thur-ow,bred or 'thú-ru,bred [N. Amer], 'thú-ru,bred [Brit]
  1. A well-bred person
     
  2. A racehorse belonging to a breed that originated from a cross between Arabian stallions and English mares
     
  3. A pedigreed animal of unmixed lineage; used especially of horses
    - purebred, pureblood

Derived forms: thoroughbreds

See also: purebred

Type of: adult, animal, animate being, bangtail, beast, brute, creature, fauna, grownup, neddy [Austral], race horse, racehorse

Encyclopedia: Thoroughbred