war|horse [ `wɔr,hɔrs ] noun count
1. ) INFORMAL someone who has a lot of experience in dealing with difficult problems, for example an experienced politician or soldier
2. ) a large horse used in the past for riding in battles

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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