Definition of centaur noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

centaur

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noun
BrE BrE//ˈsentɔː(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsentɔːr//
 
 
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(in ancient Greek stories) a creature with a man’s head, arms and upper body on a horse’s body and legs Word Originvia Latin from Greek kentauros, the Greek name for a Thessalonian tribe of expert horsemen; of unknown ultimate origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: centaur