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Koulan Kou"lan, n. [Native name.] (Zo["o]l.) A wild horse (Equus, or Asinus, onager) inhabiting the plants of Central Asia; -- called also gour, khur, and onager. [Written also kulan.] Note: It is sometimes confounded with the dziggetai, to which it is closely related. It is gray in winter, but fulvous in summer. It has a well defined, dark, dorsal stripe, and a short, erect mane. In size, it is intermediate between the horse and ass.
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Onager On"a*ger, n.; pl. L. Onagri, E. Onagers. [L. onager, onagrus, Gr. ?.] 1. (Rom.Antiq.) A military engine acting like a sling, which threw stones from a bag or wooden bucket, and was operated by machinery. --Fairholt. 2. (Zo["o]l.) A wild ass, especially the koulan.

Meaning of Onager from wikipedia

- The onager (/ˈɒnədʒər/; Equus hemionus), also known as hemione or Asiatic wild ****, is a species of the family Equidae (horse family) native to Asia. A...
- throwing arm. The onager was first mentioned in 353 CE by Ammi**** Marcellinus, who described onagers as the same as a scorpion. The onager is often confused...
- The Persian onager (Equus hemionus onager), also called the Persian wild **** or Persian zebra, is a subspecies of onager (Asiatic wild ****) native to Iran...
- it was also less complex and faster to reload than the torsion-powered onager which it replaced in early Medieval Europe. It was replaced as the primary...
- Indian wild **** Equus hemionus kulan Turkmenian kulan Equus hemionus onager Persian onager Equus kiang Kiang Equus kiang chu Northern kiang Equus kiang kiang...
- trebuchet was created mainly to distinguish this type of weapon from the onager, a torsion powered catapult which is often conflated in contemporary sources...
- hemionus khur Turkmenian kulan, Equus hemionus kulan Persian onager or gur, Equus hemionus onager Syrian wild **** or achdari, †Equus hemionus hemippus (extinct)...
- eventually wheels were added to increase mobility. Onager Mangonels are also sometimes referred to as Onagers. Onager catapults initially launched projectiles from...
- ballista and a one-armed, vertical version otherwise referred to as an onager. The fourth century army officer and historian Ammi**** Marcellinus witnessed...
- divergencies are the Asian hemiones (subgenus E. (Asinus), including the kulan, onager, and kiang), followed by the African zebras (subgenera E. (Dolichohippus)...