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  1. a horse bred in New South Wales, Australia, as a military saddle horse and exported in numbers during the 19th century to British India.
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Origin of Waler

1840–50; after New South Wales; see -er1
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Examples from the Web for waler

Historical Examples

  • The country is now stiff, and the stride of the waler tells.

    Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier

    James Inglis

  • He was the first waler Ikey brought over this side to do the trick.

    Boy Woodburn

    Alfred Ollivant

  • Finally, I was aroused by my groom taking the Waler's bridle and asking whether I was ill.

  • Her wiry little Arab was off like a bird, my Waler following close behind, and in this order we dashed under the cliffs.

  • Finally, I was aroused by my syce taking the Waler's bridle and asking whether I was ill.

British Dictionary definitions for waler


  1. mainly Australian a saddle horse originating in New South Wales
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Word Origin

C19: from Wales, in New South Wales
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