One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A horse used for turning or working a mill.
2Figurative or in extended use. A person or thing resembling a mill-horse, especially in being restricted by choice or circumstance to a monotonous lifestyle or blinkered outlook.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in Reginald Pecock (c1392–?1459), bishop of Chichester and religious author. From mill + horse.
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