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[prad] /præd/
noun, Australian.
Informal. horse.
Origin of prad
1790-1800; metathetic variant of Dutch paard horse (cognate with German Pferd) ≪ Late Latin paraverēdus post horse for lesser highways. See palfrey Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A muleteer simply, sitting sideways on his prad, and leading a half-dozen mules laden with panniers in Indian file behind him.

    Romantic Spain John Augustus O'Shea
  • You are right, Jerry—I shall here buy a bit of cavalry—that is a prad, on your judgment.

  • Her prad too, Old Vingarillo, is also a picture of goodness, from his peepers down to his fetlocks!

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