onager


on·a·ger

noun \ˈä-ni-jər\

Definition of ONAGER

1
:  an Asian wild ass (Equus hemionus onager syn. E. onager) that usually has a broad dorsal stripe and is related to the kiang
2
[Late Latin, from Latin] :  a heavy catapult used in ancient and medieval times

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Origin of ONAGER

Middle English, wild ass, from Latin, from Greek onagros, from onos ass + agros field — more at acre
First Known Use: 14th century

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