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warhorse

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noun war·horse \-ˌhȯrs\

Simple Definition of warhorse

  • : a person with a lot of experience in a field; especially : a soldier or politician who has served for a long time

  • : something (such as a work of art or musical composition) that has become very familiar because it has been played, shown, or seen many times

  • : a large horse used in war

Full Definition of warhorse

  1. 1 :  a horse used in war :  charger

  2. 2 :  a person with long experience in a field; especially :  a veteran soldier or public person (as a politician)

  3. 3 :  something (as a work of art or musical composition) that has become overly familiar or hackneyed due to much repetition in the standard repertoire

Examples of warhorse

  1. the Democratic warhorse in the Senate

  2. a general who describes himself as an old warhorse

  3. a new production of an old warhorse



15th Century

First Known Use of warhorse

15th century


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