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  1. died a.d. 455, Jutish chief (brother of Hengist).
  2. Military. a British glider of World War II designed to land troops or equipment in airborne operations.
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Examples from the Web for horsa

Historical Examples of horsa

  • I am Hengist and Horsa; I am of the ancient heroes, even legendary to them.

    The Mutiny of the Elsinore

    Jack London

  • The blood and the tradition of Hengist and Horsa are in his veins.

  • The former were Engist and Horsa, the latter are engines and horses.

  • They were commanded by Horsa and Hengist, brothers, and sons of Wihtgils.

  • Does he find anything injurious to morals or religion in Hengist and Horsa?

British Dictionary definitions for horsa


  1. died ?455 ad, leader, with his brother Hengist, of the first Jutish settlers in BritainSee also Hengist
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