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Definition of "palfrey" [pal•frey]

  • Archaic A saddle horse, especially one for a woman to ride. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "palfrey" in a sentence
  • "Then he jumps on the maned palfrey, which is now ready for inspection."
  • "According to the dictionary that comes with Mac OS X 10.5, a "palfrey" is "a docile horse used for ordinary riding.""
  • "Lunete mounts the palfrey which is brought without delay, and, as they ride, she tells her how she had been accused and charged with treason, and how the pyre was already kindled upon which she was to be laid, and how he had come to help her in just the moment of her need."