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1. An old horse, particularly one that is a poor racehorse. Bring that hay burner back to the stables—it's not even worth racing him.
2. slang Someone who smokes marijuana. I used to be a real hay burner in high school, but I stay away from pot these days.
1. n. a worthless racehorse; any old and worn-out horse. I went to a dude ranch, and they gave me an old hay burner to ride.
2. and hay head n. a marijuana smoker. (Drugs.) Some hay head was around trying to sell raffle tickets that looked handmade.