onager

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noun on·a·ger \ ˈä-ni-jər \

Definition of onager

1 :an Asian wild ass (Equus hemionus onager synonym 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 and Etymology of onager

Middle English, wild ass, from Latin, from Greek onagros, from onos ass + agros field — more at acre


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