Definition of warhorse in English:
1(In historical contexts) a powerful horse ridden in a battle.
- 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: an old political warhorse
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- 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.
Words that rhyme with warhorsesawhorse
Definition of warhorse in:
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