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One with thick skin runs in circle to corral horse (5)


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'one with thick skin' is the definition.
The answer and definition can be both animals as well as being singular nouns.
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'runs in circle to corral horse' is the wordplay.
'runs' becomes 'r' (cricket abbreviation).
'circle' becomes 'O' (O is a circle).
'to' means one lot of letters go next to another (I've seen this in other clues).
'corral horse' becomes 'h' (I am not sure about this - if you are sure you should believe this answer much more).
'ino' after 'h' is 'hino'.

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(Other definitions for rhino that I've seen before include "In brief, a large horned African animal" , "Large animal with a horn on its snout, in short" , "Ready" , "Thick-skinned beast" , "Funds" .)

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