onager onager

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles
  2. (n) Asiatic wild ass

Usage(s):

  • Aware that Newton Minow got a lot of acreage simply by calling TV a "vast wasteland," Goldwater rared back his onager at a Greek-American dinner in Chicago and let the rocks fly at .

News

  • Punkin Chunkin headed out of Delaware?

    Onager team captain Bob Carbo chages the team's torsion machine as they prepare to launch Sunday morning. / KYLE GRANTHAM PHOTOS/THE NEWS JOURNAL The president of the nonprofit group that runs Punkin Chunkin says worries about insurance liability and bills from state and county government for support services like traffic control and paramedic coverage risk driving the Chunk out of Delaware.
    on November 5, 2013     Source: Eastern Shore News

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