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workhorse

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Etymology

From work + horse.

Pronunciation

Noun

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workhorse

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  1. A horse used primarily for work; a draft horse
  2. (by extension) Anyone or thing that does a lot of work; 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.

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