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war·horse

also war-horse  (wôr′hôrs′)
n.
1. A horse used in combat; a charger.
2. Informal A person who has been through many battles, struggles, or difficult experiences.
3. Informal A musical or dramatic work that has been performed so often that it has become widely familiar.

warhorse

(ˈwɔːˌhɔːs)
n
1. (Military) a horse used in battle
2. informal a veteran soldier, politician, or elderly person, esp one who is aggressive
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.warhorse - a work of art (composition or drama) that is part of the standard repertory but has become hackneyed from much repetition
work of art - art that is a product of one of the fine arts (especially a painting or sculpture of artistic merit)
drama - the literary genre of works intended for the theater
2.warhorse - an experienced person who has been through many battleswarhorse - an experienced person who has been through many battles; someone who has given long service
expert - a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
3.warhorse - horse used in war
mount, riding horse, saddle horse - a lightweight horse kept for riding only
cavalry horse - horse trained for battle
charger, courser - formerly a strong swift horse ridden into battle
steed - (literary) a spirited horse for state or war
Translations
حِصان الحَرْب
stridshest
csataló
stríîsfákur
vojnový kôň
savaş atı

warhorse

[ˈwɔːhɔːs] Ncaballo m de guerra (fig) → veterano m

warhorse

war-horse, war horse [ˈwɔːrhɔːrs] n (= person) → vieux grognard m

warhorse

[ˈwɔːˌhɔːs] n (fig) old warhorseveterano

war

(woː) noun
(an) armed struggle, especially between nations. Their leader has declared war on Britain; The larger army will win the war; the horrors of war; (also adjective) He is guilty of war crimes.
verbpast tense, past participle warred
to fight. The two countries have been warring constantly for generations.
ˈwarlike adjective
(negative unwarlike) fond of, or likely to begin, war. a warlike nation.
ˈwarrior (ˈwo-) noun
a soldier or skilled fighting man, especially in primitive societies. The chief of the tribe called his warriors together; (also adjective) a warrior prince.
war correspondent
a newspaper reporter who writes articles on a war especially from the scene of fighting.
ˈwar-cryplural ˈwar-cries noun
a shout used in battle as an encouragement to the soldiers. `For king and country' was the war-cry of the troops as they faced the enemy.
ˈwar-dance noun
a dance performed by the people of some primitive societies before going to war.
ˈwarfare noun
fighting, as in a war. He refused to fight, because he has religious objections to warfare.
ˈwarhead noun
the explosive section of a missile, torpedo etc. nuclear warheads.
ˈwarhorse noun
a horse used in battle.
ˈwarlord noun
a very powerful military leader.
ˈwarmonger noun
a person who encourages war(s), often for personal reasons.
ˈwarpaint noun
paint applied to the face etc by the people of some primitive societies before going into battle.
ˈwarship noun
a ship used in war or defence.
ˈwartime noun
the time during which a country, a people etc is at war. There is a great deal of hardship and misery in wartime; (also adjective) a wartime economy.
war of nerves
a war, contest etc in which each side tries to win by making the other nervous, eg by bluff, rather than by actually fighting. That game of chess was a war of nerves.
References in classic literature ?
She kissed the bullet hole in it, made in the fight at Little Meadow, as she kissed her father's sword, the while she visioned him, as she always did, astride his roan warhorse. With the old religious awe, she pored over her mother's poems in the scrap-book, and clasped her mother's red satin Spanish girdle about her in a farewell embrace.
Thirdly, when the knights present had accomplished their vow, by each of them breaking five lances, the Prince was to declare the victor in the first day's tourney, who should receive as prize a warhorse of exquisite beauty and matchless strength; and in addition to this reward of valour, it was now declared, he should have the peculiar honour of naming the Queen of Love and Beauty, by whom the prize should be given on the ensuing day.
As he spoke, the knight-errant, who had remounted his warhorse, galloped forward to the royal stand, with a silken kerchief bound round his wounded arm.
Just within the inner edge of the circle stood a soldier, in the military attire of a strange nation; and without it was his warhorse, in the center of a collection of mounted domestics, seemingly in readiness to undertake some distant journey.
You referred to children," Lebeziatnikov started off like a warhorse at the trumpet call.
He's the World's best player at the moment.dionDUBLIN ASTON VILLA Ten goals this season now for the 33-year-old warhorse and three in his last three games.
OLD WARHORSE Willie Falconer last night pleaded to see out the remainder of his career in Scotland.
The company has already been to New York City and returns to City Center this fall with, among other offerings, Ullate's new production of that dear old nineteenth-century Russian warhorse Don Quixote.
The Argus, dubbed the Warhorse, sets sail from Falmouth on Friday to support Operation Gritrock and help train 5,000 local people in Sierra Leone to give medical care to sufferers.
Keown ran 50 yards to urge the ref to send off the Sheffield United warhorse for a potential second booking.
Gascoigne was having a right old battle with another old warhorse Stuart McCall - and the debutant was eventually booked for a foul on his former Rangers team-mate.
Failing miserably by everyone's standards, I realized that this old warhorse has something left to learn.