centaurnoun [ C ]uk /ˈsen.tɔːr/ us /ˈsen.tɔːr/
Examples from literature
- For instance, the fable of the centaur was invented to show, by the union of man and horse, the swiftness of human life.
- She imagined a determined Hungarian prairie, over which dashed disordered centaurs brandishing clubs, driving before them a band of satyrs and leaping fauns.
- The centaur of olden times, part horse and part man, seems to be a suggestion of the fact that the horse is something more than a beast.
- The design was made in hammered silver, and showed centaurs talking to cupids that are sitting on their backs.