a riding horse, as distinguished from a war horse.
a saddle horse particularly suitable for a woman.
- palfreyed, adjective
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How to use palfrey in a sentence
According to palfrey, Microsoft has donated between $100,000 and $150,000 to the Berkman Center for 2010.
King Robert himself was riding in front of Sir Edward's division on a small palfrey, with only a battle-axe in hand.King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
Not even Messrs. Bancroft and palfrey have thought it unworthy of their eloquent pages.
Mr. palfrey observes, that "the death of the Protector is not so much as referred to in the public records of Massachusetts."
Mr. palfrey terms this attempt a "Presbyterian cabal," and calls its leaders "conspirators."
These eloquent words of Dr. palfrey are very suggestive, and deserve to be carefully pondered by the reader.
British Dictionary definitions for palfrey
archaic a light saddle horse, esp ridden by women
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