Definition of warhorse in English:


Line breaks: war|horse
Pronunciation: /ˈwɔːhɔːs


1(In historical contexts) a powerful horse ridden in a battle.
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  • 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.

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