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1. onager

noun. Asiatic wild ass.

Synonyms

  • chigetai
  • wild ass
  • Equus hemionus
  • Equus hemionus hemionus

Etymology

  • onager (Anglo-Norman)

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2. onager

noun. an engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles.

Synonyms

  • catapult
  • bricole
  • trebucket
  • engine
  • mangonel
  • ballista
  • arbalist
  • arbalest

Etymology

  • onager (Anglo-Norman)

Example sentences of the word onager


1. Noun, singular or mass
The difference between a mangonel and an onager is the attachment at the top of the arm.

2. Adjective, comparative
Mangonel and onager are two kinds of this traditional catapult.

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