Onager

On"a*ger

(?), n.;
pl. L. Onagri (#), E. Onagers (#).
[L. onager, onagrus, Gr. .] 1. (Rom. Antiq.) A military engine acting like a sling, which threw stones from a bag or wooden bucket, and was operated by machinery. Fairholt.
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2. (Zol.) A wild ass of central Asia, especially the koulan (Equus hemionus syn. Equus hemippus syn. Equus onager, formely Asinus onager).
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