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Definition of Onagers

Onagers
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.
onager
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.
Onager
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 Onagers from wikipedia

- muzzle are white in most onagers, except for the Mongolian wild **** that has a broad black dorsal stripe bordered with white. Onagers are larger than donkeys...
- which case the onagers could be used for defence immediately. For Vegetius, the onagers were stone throwing machines. The range of the onager was increased...
- inhabited by Syrian onagers in Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Ukraine. On August 30, 2014, Iranian officials reported that three Persian onagers were born in Khar...
- disappearance of the onager and the arrival of the counterweight trebuchet. However many historians have argued for the continued use of onagers into medieval...
- divergencies are the Asian hemiones (subgenus E. (Asinus), including the kulan, onager, and kiang), followed by the African zebras (subgenera E. (Dolichohippus)...
- 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...
- and Ukraine, where the onagers formerly existed, also in Israel, where the subspecies are making hybrids with Persian onagers in the wild. Previously...
- from Celtic peoples. Roman siege engines such as ballistas, scorpions and onagers were not unique. But the Romans were probably the first people to put ballistas...
- also called the Ghudkhur, Khur or Indian onager in the local Gujarati language, is a subspecies of the onager native to Southern Asia. It is currently...
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