What does the word roan mean?

Usage examples for roan

  1. Silent leaned his broad shoulders against the side of his roan and folded his arms. – The Untamed by Max Brand
  2. " Strong is the roan I bestride," said the Duke; " but a bold rider curbs it with the steel of the bit, and guides it with the goad of the heel." – Harold, Complete The Last Of The Saxon Kings by Edward Bulwer-Lytton