Definition of Akhal-Teke in English:

Akhal-Teke

(also Akhal-Tekke, Ahal-Teke, Ahal-Tekke)

adjective

  • Designating a light and hardy horse developed in Turkmenistan, having a slender body and a coat that typically has a metallic bloom; designating the breed to which this horse belongs.

noun

  • The Akhal-Teke breed of horse; a horse of this breed.

Origin

Late 19th century. From Akhal-Teke (Turkmen Ahal-Teke), the name of a group of oases in southern Turkmenistan, where the breed originates. With the adjective, compare Russian axaltekinskij, Turkmen Ahal-Teke aty, lit. ‘Akhal-Teke horse’ (after Russian). With the noun, compare Russian † tekke-axal′′, axaltekinec Akhal-Teke horse.

Pronunciation

Akhal-Teke

/ˌakəlˈtɛk//ˌakəlˈtɛki/