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. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) A wild ass of central Asia, especially the {koulan} ({Equus hemionus} syn. {Equus hemippus} syn. {Equus onager}, formely {Asinus onager}). [1913 Webster +PJC]

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