workhorse

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EtymologyEdit

work +‎ horse

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NounEdit

workhorse (plural workhorses)

  1. A horse used primarily for manual labor; a draft horse
    Synonyms: (Britain, dialectal, one sense) aver, draft horse
  2. (by extension) Anyone or anything that does a lot of work; something or someone who works consistently or regularly.
    Those old machines are not very glamorous, but even 20 years after their introduction, they are still the workhorses of the industry.
    • 2018 October 15, Phil McNulty, “Spain 2-3 England”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Captain Harry Kane was the workhorse and creator, while Sterling and Rashford provided the finishing flourishes that put England in dreamland at the interval.

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