Definition of palfrey in English:

palfrey

Line breaks: pal|frey
Pronunciation: /ˈpɔːlfri
 
, ˈpal-/

noun (plural palfreys)

archaic
A docile horse used for ordinary riding, especially by women.
More example sentences
  • Equestrian purchases were prominent, and extra horses, especially geldings and palfreys, were obtained and equipped with pommels of gold and silver.
  • They seemed to be saluting a noble party riding by, ladies on palfreys, gentlemen on chargers.
  • She lived her full complement of days, ending them at her own farm in the southwest horse country, where she bred some of the finest coursers and palfreys outside of the large established studs.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French palefrei, from medieval Latin palefredus, alteration of late Latin paraveredus, from Greek para 'beside, extra' + Latin veredus 'light horse'.

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