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Rosinante

[ roz-uh-nan-tee, roh-zuh-nahn-tee ]

noun

  1. the old, worn horse of Don Quixote.
  2. (lowercase) an old, decrepit horse.


Rosinante

/ ˌrɒzɪˈnæntɪ /

noun

  1. a worn-out emaciated old horse


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Rosinante1

C18: from Spanish, the name of Don Quixote's horse, from rocin old horse

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Example Sentences

His helmet is a barbers basin, his horse, Rosinante, and a labourers donkey brays at the sight of his coat-of-arms.

And the caravan moved on as fast as the wall-eyed anatomy of a Rosinante could drag it.

The judge rides on in front of us on his "Rosinante," to encourage the mules.

The copper has only lost its polish; a little more charcoal,—and Rosinante still lives.

Rosinante would have been ashamed to be seen grazing in the same field with such caricatures of his race.

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