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A horse being ridden or available for riding.
- ‘Suddenly a king and his army galloped into town, mounted on powerful steeds.’
- ‘There, I was introduced to his fellow members of the hunt, resplendent in their finery on top of their steeds, and I got my first inkling of why hunting generates such hatred among its opponents.’
- ‘Three suitors had kissed it, mounted their red roan steeds and ridden away.’
- ‘Jockeys were usually wealthy men who at first owned their horses, and rode naked on bareback steeds.’
- ‘The contest, as portrayed in the film, is a centuries-old annual event restricted to the best Bedouin horsemen and the finest Arabian steeds.’
Old English stēda ‘stallion’; related to stud.
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