war-horse


war-horse
war′-horse`
n.
1) mil a horse used in war; charger
2) mil Informal. a veteran of many conflicts, as a soldier or politician
3) Informal. a musical composition, play, etc., that has been seen, heard, or performed excessively
Etymology: 1645–55

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • War horse — War War, n. [OE. & AS. werre; akin to OHG. werra scandal, quarrel, sedition, werran to confound, mix, D. warren, G. wirren, verwirren, to embroil, confound, disturb, and perhaps to E. worse; cf. OF. werre war, F. querre, of Teutonic origin. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • war horse — war horse, 1. a horse used in war; charger. 2. Informal, Figurative. a) a person who has taken part in many wars, campaigns, or battles; veteran soldier, sailor, etc. b) a veteran actor, politician, or other public figure. c) any well known,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • war horse — 1. a horse used in battle; charger 2. Informal a person who has been through many battles or struggles; veteran 3. Informal a symphony, play, opera, etc. that has been performed so often as to seem trite and stale: For 2 & 3, now usually written… …   Universalium

  • war horse — 1. a horse used in battle; charger 2. Informal a person who has been through many battles or struggles; veteran 3. Informal a symphony, play, opera, etc. that has been performed so often as to seem trite and stale: For 2 & 3, now usually written… …   English World dictionary

  • war-horse — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : a horse used in war; especially : a powerful horse for military service : charger 2. : a veteran soldier or public person (as a politician) : an old campaigner, leader, or partisan who has had a stormy but successful career 3 …   Useful english dictionary

  • War Horse — Artikel eintragen Dieser Ar …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • war-horse — /wawr hawrs /, n. 1. a horse used in war; charger. 2. Informal. a veteran, as a soldier or politician, of many struggles and conflicts. 3. a musical composition, play, etc., that has been seen, heard, or performed excessively. [1645 55; WAR1 +… …   Universalium

  • war horse — Synonyms and related words: Houyhnhnm, Tammany man, beldam, brood mare, campaigner, charger, colt, courser, critter, crone, dame, dobbin, dowager, entire, entire horse, equine, filly, foal, frump, gelding, grandam, grandmother, granny, hag, horse …   Moby Thesaurus

  • war horse — n. charger, horse used in battle; person who has taken part in many conflicts or controversies (Informal); musical or dramatic piece that has been done so many times as to become commonplace …   English contemporary dictionary

  • war horse — see warhorse …   English dictionary


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