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Definition of "pony" []

  • Any of several types or breeds of horses that are small in size when full grown, such as the Shetland pony. (noun)
  • Informal A racehorse. (noun)
  • Sports A polo horse. (noun)
  • Something small for its kind, especially a small glass for beer or liqueur. (noun)
  • A word-for-word translation of a foreign language text, especially one used secretly by students as an aid in studying or test-taking. Also called crib, trot. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pony" in a sentence
  • "As Mr Crummles had a strange four – legged animal in the inn stables, which he called a pony, and a vehicle of unknown design, on which he bestowed the appellation of a four – wheeled phaeton, Nicholas proceeded on his journey next morning with greater ease than he had expected: the manager and himself occupying the front seat: and the Master"
  • "Well, the pony is there, and so is the black horse."
  • "After all, a fire chief with a pink pony is absolutely what the world needs right now."