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Waler

[wey-ler] /ˈweɪ lər/
noun
1.
a horse bred in New South Wales, Australia, as a military saddle horse and exported in numbers during the 19th century to British India.
Origin of Waler
1840-1850
1840-50; after New South Wales; see -er1
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Historical Examples
  • The country is now stiff, and the stride of the Waler tells.

  • He was the first Waler Ikey brought over this side to do the trick.

    Boy Woodburn Alfred Ollivant
  • Finally, I was aroused by my groom taking the Waler's bridle and asking whether I was ill.

  • Her wiry little Arab was off like a bird, my Waler following close behind, and in this order we dashed under the cliffs.

  • Finally, I was aroused by my syce taking the Waler's bridle and asking whether I was ill.

  • And the Waler's rider, as if startled by the cry, suddenly and convulsively slashed the animal's withers.

  • One instant he stood immovable, the Waler's bridle on his left arm, his right hand clenched upon the old hunting-crop.

    The Dop Doctor

    Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  • Daleham swung his sister up into the saddle of her smart little countrybred and mounted his own Waler.

    The Elephant God Gordon Casserly
  • But the liveliest of twelve-two ponies can do little against the long canter of a Waler.

    The Short-story William Patterson Atkinson
  • Billy's friends promptly lassoed the "Waler," hogtied and saddled him in a hurry.

    Policing the Plains R.G. MacBeth
British Dictionary definitions for Waler

Waler

/ˈweɪlə/
noun
1.
(mainly Austral) a saddle horse originating in New South Wales
Word Origin
C19: from Wales, in New South Wales
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