Onager

Roman name for a Mangonel, literally a 'wild ass'

onager

From the 4th century AD onwards, this was the name of the siege engine, which used a torsion engine (tormentum) driving a vertical firing arm to hurl objects. It was named after the wild ass, because of the way it kicked out when it fired. It was a wheel-mounted siege engine with stones held in a sling ejected from the vertical arm powered by the t…...

Onager

The onager (Equus hemionus) is a large member of the genus Equus of the family Equidae (horse family) native to the deserts of Syria, Iran, Pakistan, India, Israel (where it was reintroduced between 1982-1987), Central Asia, and Mongolia. The kiang (E. kiang), a Tibetan relative, was previously considered to be a subspecies of the onager as E. hem...
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Onager

• (n.) A wild ass, especially the koulan. • (n.) A military engine acting like a sling, which threw stones from a bag or wooden bucket, and was operated by machinery.
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onager

(Equus hemionus onager), subspecies of the wild ass of Asia that ranged from northwest Iran to Turkmenistan. Pale-coloured and small, it has a short ... [2 related articles]
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(from the article `military technology`) ...in the horizontal plane, such as that described above, are called ballistae. There is no evidence that catapults in the narrow sense were used by ...
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onager

Equus hemionus noun Asiatic wild ass
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Onager

[siege weapon] The onager was a Roman siege engine that is a type of ballista that uses a torsional force, generally from twisted rope, to store energy for the shot. The onager consisted of a large frame placed on the ground to whose front end a vertical frame of solid timber was rigidly fixed. A vertical spoke that passed through a rope bu...
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Onager

On'a·ger noun ; plural Latin Onagri , English Onagers . [ Latin onager , onagrus , Greek ....] 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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onager

Asiatic wild ass
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onager

military engine for throwing great stones
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onager (on'ujur) or Persian wild ass,wild ass of central Asia, Equus hemonius onager. One of the several races of Asian wild ass (E. hemonius), it formerly ranged widely across S Russia, Iran, and Afghanistan. A small, slenderly built animal, it stands about 4 ft (120 cm) high at the shoulder. I...
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Onager

The Onager is a variety of the Asiatic wild ass (Equus hemionus), also called the ghorkhar, found in Western India and Baluchistan. It is pale in colour, has a broad dark stripe down the back, and is somewhat smaller than the kulan and is renowned for its speed.
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Wild ass found in western Asia. Onagers are sandy brown, lighter underneath, and about the size of a small horse. (Species Equus hemionus.)
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onager

[n] - Asiatic wild ass
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