Definition of white horse noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


white horse

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any of several large figures of white horses in the English countryside, mainly in southern England. Most of them were made in prehistoric times, by cutting the grass away from the surface of chalk hills and probably had a religious meaning for the people who made them. Others are believed to be more recent. The best-known white horses are at Uffington in Oxfordshire and at Westbury in Wiltshire.