Pal"frey (?), n. [OE. palefrai, OF. palefrei, F. palefroi, LL. palafredus, parafredus, from L. paraveredus a horse for extraordinary occasions, an extra post horse; Gr. along, beside + L. veredus a post horse.]

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

Chaucer.

2. A small saddle horse for ladies.

Spenser.

Call the host and bid him bring Charger and palfrey. Tennyson.

 

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