E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The wooden horse on which Don Quixote got astride, in order to disenchant the Infanta Antonomasia and her husband, who were shut up in the tomb of Queen Maguncia, of Candaya. It was the very horse on which Peter of Provence carried off the fair Magalona; it was constructed by Merlin, and was governed by a wooden pin in the forehead. (The word means Wooden Peg.) (Don Quixote, part ii. book 3, chaps. 4, 5.) (See CAMBUSCAN.)