Pony engine
Pony Po"ny, n.; pl. {Ponies}. [Written also {poney}.] [Gael. ponaidh.] 1. A small horse. [1913 Webster]

2. Twenty-five pounds sterling. [Slang, Eng.] [1913 Webster]

3. A translation or a key used to avoid study in getting lessons; a crib; a trot. [College Cant] [1913 Webster]

4. A small glass of beer. [Slang] [1913 Webster]

{Pony chaise}, a light, low chaise, drawn by a pony or a pair of ponies.

{Pony engine}, a small locomotive for switching cars from one track to another. [U.S.]

{Pony truck} (Locomotive Engine), a truck which has only two wheels.

{Pony truss} (Bridge Building), a truss which has so little height that overhead bracing can not be used. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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