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A comic character in the form of a horse, played by two actors in one costume, one providing the front legs and operating the head, the other providing the back legs.
- ‘A pantomime horse will be gracing the winners' enclosure at York Races on Saunday to drum up support for Marie Curie Cancer Care.’
- ‘Some 150 people, many in costume, yesterday recreated a pagan sacrificial ritual - but using a pantomime horse, ‘sacrificed’ to bring good luck in the forthcoming year.’
- ‘At the Northwood military headquarters near London, two people dressed up as a pantomime horse with a mask of Bush on the head and Blair at the rear.’
- ‘If the plot allows, pantomime-writers also like to include an animal, cute like Jack Whittington's cat, or grotesque and funny inventions such as ‘Daisy the Cow,’ or a pantomime horse, visibly played by two humans.’
- ‘We could be mean and liken it to one of the charity pantomime horses that trots over the finishing line eight hours after the marathon was won.’
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