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onagern. [L. onager, onagrus, Gr. .].
  •  A military engine acting like a sling, which threw stones from a bag or wooden bucket, and was operated by machinery.  Fairholt.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A wild ass of central Asia, especially the koulan (Equus hemionus syn. Equus hemippus syn. Equus onager, formely Asinus onager).  [1913 Webster]


onager, n.
1 a wild ass, esp. Equus hemionus of Central Asia.
2 hist. an ancient military engine for throwing rocks.

ME f. L f. Gk onagros f. onos ass + agrios wild

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