warhorse

Primary Meanings of warhorse

1.
n
horse used in war
2.
n
a work of art (composition or drama) that is part of the standard repertory but has become hackneyed from much repetition
Full Definitions of warhorse
1

n horse used in war

Types:
cavalry horse
horse trained for battle
charger, courser
formerly a strong swift horse ridden into battle
steed
(literary) a spirited horse for state or war
Type of:
mount, riding horse, saddle horse
a lightweight horse kept for riding only

n an experienced person who has been through many battles; someone who has given long service

Synonyms:
old hand, old stager, old-timer, oldtimer, stager, veteran
Type of:
expert
a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
2

n a work of art (composition or drama) that is part of the standard repertory but has become hackneyed from much repetition

Type of:
work of art
art that is a product of one of the fine arts (especially a painting or sculpture of artistic merit)

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