onager definition

  • noun:
    • A fast-running wild ass (Equus hemionus subsp. onager) of main Asia, having an erect mane and a diverse black colored stripe along its straight back.
    • An ancient and medieval stone-propelling siege motor.
    • A wild ass, Equus hemionus, especially the koulan.
    • A military motor acting like a sling, which threw stones from a bag or wooden container, and had been run by equipment.
    • A military motor acting like a sling, which put stones from a bag or wood container, and ended up being run by equipment.
    • A wild ass of central Asia, especially the koulan (Equus hemionus syn. Equus hemippus syn. Equus onager, formely Asinus onager).
    • A wild ass, Equus hemippus or E. onager, inhabiting the steppes of central Asia. See dziggetai.
    • A war-engine for throwing stones, utilized in European countries in the centre many years.
    • an engine that provided medieval artillery made use of during sieges; a heavy war motor for hurling big rocks as well as other missiles
    • Asiatic wild-ass

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