Definition of Waler in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈweɪlə/


1A horse of a typically light breed from Australia, especially from New South Wales.
Example sentences
  • The other quarter I fancy owed itself to a drop of Waler blood in her genealogy, from one of the thousands of Australian horses shipped to the Middle East in 1914 as Cavalry remounts.
  • The Waler, bred originally from the pastures of Hunter Valley stock-horses, first made names for themselves with the Light Horsemen at the turn of the 20th century.
  • This year is the 100th anniversary of the Australian Light Horse Regiment and many of the horses they used were known as Walers.
2 informal A native or inhabitant of Australia, especially New South Wales.
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