- 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
1840–50; after New South Wales; see -er1
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Examples from the Web for waler
The country is now stiff, and the stride of the waler tells.Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier
He was the first waler Ikey brought over this side to do the trick.Boy Woodburn
Finally, I was aroused by my groom taking the Waler's bridle and asking whether I was ill.The Best Ghost Stories
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.
- mainly Australian a saddle horse originating in New South Wales
C19: from Wales, in New South Wales
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