American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A horse used in combat; a charger.
- n. Informal One who has been through many battles, struggles, or fights.
- n. Informal A musical or dramatic work that has been performed so often that it has become widely familiar.
- n. historical Any horse used in horse-cavalry, but especially one bearing an armored knight.
- n. theater , (music) A regularly revived theatrical or musical work, as with Hamlet or a Beethoven symphony, or as excerpts thereto. May imply that the work in question has become hackneyed.
- n. An experienced person who has been through many battles, situations or contests; someone who has given long service.
- n. an experienced person who has been through many battles; someone who has given long service
- n. a work of art (composition or drama) that is part of the standard repertory but has become hackneyed from much repetition
- n. horse used in war
- war + horse (Wiktionary)
“She might take exception to it because a Georgia warhorse is a big grasshopper.”
“And then, of course, if you're wearing pads, you can always tell the readers that their cherished warhorse is kind of lousy.”
“Another warhorse is John Ciardi’s How Does a Poem Mean?, first published in 1959 and widely used in high schools and colleges in its day.”
“Zhu pointed out that simultaneously keeping Dali "neither as enemy nor as subject was the best of all measures to handle the barbarians" (yu kou bu neng, yu chen bu de, zuide yurong shangce) .111 However, military demand instead drove Song China to open its gates to Dali, because the Dali Kingdom cultivated a local animal that Song China did not produce but badly desired, that is, the warhorse.”
“Currently, however, he's in legal-eagle mode, suited up as "warhorse" lawyer Jack”
“I shouldn't refer to the queen of pop as a "warhorse", they shoot old horses, don't they?”
“I shouldn ` t refer to the queen of pop as a "warhorse", they shoot old horses, don ` t they?”
“The years keep piling up and so do the miles on her century-old legs, but that hasn't prevented the woman affectionately known as the "warhorse" from maintaining her sense of humor.”
“He was described as teetering on the line between inspiration and discouragement to young Singaporeans or, more dramatically, a "warhorse" destined for irrelevance.”
“Hard to beat that old warhorse Howa/Vanguard, but I hear the S7W I-bolt and Marlin's are pretty good rifles.”
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