Origin of charger1
- a platter.
- a large, shallow dish for liquids.
Origin of charger2
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Examples from the Web for charger
Allen was mounted on the major's charger, and was ordered to swim the river.A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion
William Dobein James
The man told us of a charger which one of the officers in the garrison was trying to get rid of.The Stark Munro Letters
J. Stark Munro
As they brought forward my charger, I sought with my eyes Madonna Paola.The Shame of Motley
So he put on the whole accoutrement, mounted his charger, and galloped to the front.
One of his squires leapt down and set Cyrus on his own charger.
- a person or thing that charges
- a large strong horse formerly ridden into battle
- a device for charging or recharging an accumulator or rechargeable battery
- antiques a large dish for serving at table or for display
C14 chargeour something to bear a load, from chargen to charge
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Word Origin and History for charger
late 15c., "one who loads," agent noun from charge (v.). Meaning "horse ridden in charging" is from 1762.
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