noun, plural on·a·gri [on-uh-grahy] /ˈɒn əˌgraɪ/, on·a·gers.
Origin of onager
Examples from the Web for onagri
The onagri hurled stones of sixty pounds weight to a maximum distance of two hundred and fifty paces.
The square towers were not covered by roofs but by platforms, so as to allow catapults or onagri to be placed upon them.
Two onagri sometimes hurled stones at the workmen; but they, well shielded and always in motion, were seldom struck.
British Dictionary definitions for onagri
noun plural -gri (-ˌɡraɪ) or -gers
Word Origin for onager
Word Origin and History for onagri
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).