horse block

noun
: a block or platform for use in mounting or dismounting from a horse or entering or leaving a vehicle

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a step or block of stone, wood, etc., for getting on or off a horse or in or out of a vehicle.
[1745-55]

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horse block noun
A mounting block
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Main Entry:horse

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horse block,
a small platform for convenience in mounting a horse.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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