Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See rider.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A slip of paper attached to a negotiable instrument to hold endorsements should the document itself be unable to hold any more.
  • v. To thrust with a sword; to lunge.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A thrust or pass; a lunge.
  • n. A slip of paper attached to a bill of exchange for receiving indorsements, when the back of the bill itself is already full; a rider.
  • intransitive v. To thrust with a sword; to lunge.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make a pass or thrust with a rapier; lunge.
  • n. A pass or thrust with a sword or rapier; a lunge.
  • n. A long rein, when a horse is trotted in the hand.
  • n. (Pron. as F., a-lônzh′ .) A slip of paper attached to a bill of exchange or other negotiable note, to receive indorsements when the back of the bill will hold no more; a rider.

Etymologies

French, from allonger, to lengthen, from Old French alongier; see lunge.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • I've changed my mind, I'm going to keep my rary.

    October 13, 2008

  • Shouldn't it be "The way you take to get to Tipperary"?

    October 13, 2008

  • The distance to Tipperary.

    October 9, 2008

  • “A pass or thrust with a rapier or small sword; also a long rein used in the exercise of horses.�? (citation in list description)

    October 9, 2008