Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A pass or thrust with a sword or rapier; a lunge.
  • noun A long rein, when a horse is trotted in the hand.
  • noun (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.
  • To make a pass or thrust with a rapier; lunge.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Fencing) A thrust or pass; a lunge.
  • noun A French usage 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 verb To thrust with a sword; to lunge.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun law, banking A slip of paper attached to a negotiable instrument to hold endorsements should the document itself be unable to hold any more.
  • verb To thrust with a sword; to lunge.

Etymologies

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

[French, from allonger, to lengthen, from Old French alongier; see lunge.]

Examples

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  • “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

  • The distance to Tipperary.

    October 9, 2008

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

    October 13, 2008

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

    October 13, 2008