- 1(In historical contexts) a large, powerful horse ridden in battle.More example sentences
- Normal black horses or black warhorses powered most of them.
- Dalen put her on his own warhorse and they rode double.
- He rode until his black warhorse stood beside Copper, grabbing her reigns so she could go no further toward Snowkeep.
- 1.1 • informal A soldier, politician, or sports player who has fought many campaigns or contests.More example sentences
- Don't forget, I was the astute observer who told you to watch out for desperate political warhorses with nothing to lose, such as Joe ‘Grand-Mere’ Clark.
- Given Mortimer's own frail health, it was widely assumed that the old warhorse had been pensioned - if not killed - off.
- Holmes however was just seen in an exhibition fight, so it might be that the old warhorse will still step in the ring despite what the public would hope.
- 1.2 • informal A musical, theatrical, or literary work that has been heard or performed repeatedly: that old warhorse Liszt’s “Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2.”More example sentences
- There's a beautiful clarity to Small's playing even when he essays some of the big warhorses of 19th century musical literature.
- The Dvorak Cello Concerto is probably more the show of the late Jacqueline du Pré, who gives a fine and committed performance of this warhorse.
- The other big mother-daughter team on the West End is Vanessa Redgrave and Joely Richardson in a sublime production of Oscar Wilde's early warhorse Lady Windermere's Fan.
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