noun, plural on·a·gri [on-uh-grahy] /ˈɒn əˌgraɪ/, on·a·gers.
Origin of onager
Examples from the Web for onager
The onager of Mesopotamia is a very beautiful animal, with its grey glossy coat, and its lively and rapid action.
This is supposed to be of the same pattern which is called an "Onager" in the Latin books.Stories of Invention|Edward E. Hale
We then loaded the onager with the acorns, and moved homeward.The Swiss Family Robinson|Johann David Wyss
The skin that you have laid before me is the skin of an onager.The Magic Skin|Honore de Balzac
Balista (Latin, onager), an engine for propelling stones, worked by means of strongly-twisted cords.Annals of a Fortress|E. Viollet-le-Duc
British Dictionary definitions for onager
noun plural -gri (-ˌɡraɪ) or -gers
Word Origin for onager
Word Origin and History for onager
Asiatic wild ass, mid-14c., from Latin onager, from Greek onagros, from onos "ass" (related to Latin asinus, but the ultimate source is unknown) + agrios "wild," literally "living in the fields," from agros "field" (see acre).