Definition of Palfrey

1. Noun. Especially a light saddle horse for a woman.

Generic synonyms: Mount, Riding Horse, Saddle Horse
Language type: Archaicism, Archaism



Definition of Palfrey

1. n. A saddle horse for the road, or for state occasions, as distinguished from a war horse.

Definition of Palfrey

1. Noun. (archaic) a small horse for women to ride ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Palfrey

1. a riding horse [n -FREYS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Palfrey

palette window
palette windows
paletted
palettelike
palettes
palettise
palettised
palettising
palettization
palettize
palettized
palettizes
palettizing
paleways
palewise
palfrey (current term)
palfreyed
palfreys
pali-
palier
paliest
paliette
palification
paliform
palikar
palikars
palikinesia
palilalia
palilalias
palilalic

Literary usage of Palfrey

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1. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H Warner (1902)
"JOHN GORHAM palfrey (1796-1881) N THE preface to the fourth volume of his 'History of New England,' John Gorham palfrey sets forth his conception of the ..."

2. Trübner's Bibliographical Guide to American Literature: A Classed List of by Nikolaus Triibner (1859)
"palfrey.—Academical Lectures on the Jewish Scriptures and Antiquities, by John Gorham palfrey ... palfrey.—Lectures on the Prophets, continued and concluded ..."

3. Trübner's Bibliographical Guide to American Literature: A Classed List of by Nicolas Trübner, Benjamin Moran, Edward Edwards (1859)
"palfrey.—Academical Lectures on the Jewish Scriptures and Antiquities, by John Gorham palfrey, DD 4 vols. Svo. Boston, 1838. cloth. £3 palfrey. ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"American lawyer and soldier, son of JG palfrey (qv) : b. Boston, Mass., 11 April 1831; d. there, 5 Dec. 1889. He was graduated from Harvard in 1851, ..."

5. The Hundred Boston Orators Appointed by the Municipal Authorities and Other by James Spear Loring (1853)
"WAS born in Boston, May 2, 1796; and was grandson of William palfrey, ... The father of the subject of this notice, John palfrey, was in early life a ..."

6. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"John Gorham palfrey 1796-1881 A Unitarian clergyman in Cambridge, professor of sacred ... Doctor palfrey was almost distinctly of the Brahminical caste, ..."

7. The Hundred Boston Orators Appointed by the Municipal Authorities and Other by James Spear Loring (1852)
"WAS born in Boston, May 2, 1796; and was grandson of William palfrey, ... The father of the subject of this notice, John palfrey, was in early life a ..."

8. Cyclopedia of American Literature: Embracing Personal and Critical Notices by Evert Augustus Duyckinck, George Long Duyckinck (1856)
"In his work on the Evidences Dr. palfrey pursues mainly the historical line of argument, with a consideration of the moral relations (Trowing immediately ..."

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