Warhorse meaning

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(informal) A person who has been through many battles, struggles, or difficult experiences.
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A horse used in combat; a charger.
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A horse used in battle; charger.
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(informal) A musical or dramatic work that has been performed so often that it has become widely familiar.
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(informal) A symphony, play, opera, etc. that has been performed so often as to seem trite and stale.
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(informal) A person who has been through many battles or struggles; veteran.
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(historical) Any horse used in horse-cavalry, but especially one bearing an armored knight.

As he spoke, the knight-errant, who had remounted his warhorse, galloped forward to the royal stand, with a silken kerchief bound round his wounded arm. "” Arthur Conan Doyle, The White Company, Chapter 26.

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(theater, music) A regularly revived theatrical or musical work, as with Hamlet or a Beethoven symphony, or as excerpts thereto. May imply that the work in question has become hackneyed.

2006 Most important though is the fact that, for the first time in I can barely remember how long, the ROH mounts a new production of an Italian repertory warhorse that is fully on the level of the one it replaces [and indeed, in some respects, surpasses it] [...] we actually have a "Tosca". "” Google group.

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An experienced person who has been through many battles, situations or contests; someone who has given long service.

"Srinath: India's warhorse" (headline from BBC News)

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Origin of warhorse