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Meaning of PALFREY

Pronunciation:  'polfree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  (archaic) especially a light saddle horse for a woman
 

PALFREY is a 7 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: mount, riding horse, saddle horse

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pal"frey\, n. [OE. palefrai, OF. palefrei, F. palefroi,
LL. palafredus, parafredus, from L. paraveredus a horse for
extraordinary occasions, an extra post horse; Gr. ? along,
beside + L. veredus a post horse.]
1. A saddle horse for the road, or for state occasions, as
   distinguished from a war horse. --Chaucer.

2. A small saddle horse for ladies. --Spenser.

         Call the host and bid him bring Charger and palfrey.
                                               --Tennyson.

 

 

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