Definition of percheron in English:

percheron

noun

  • A powerful draught horse of a grey or black breed, originally from France.

    • ‘First, he is arrested for the murder of the actress, the percheron having been found tethered outside her apartment building.’
    • ‘His percherons competed beautifully in all their classes and took home a handful of ribbons.’
    • ‘I've also always loved those gigantic draft horses, like percherons and clydesdales and whatnot.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from French, originally bred in le Perche, the name of a district of northern France.

Pronunciation

percheron

/ˈpəːʃ(ə)rɒn/