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.
2. A small saddle horse for ladies.
Call the host and bid him bring
Charger and palfrey.
© Webster 1913.