- a chariot driver.
- (initial capital letter) Astronomy. the constellation Auriga.
Origin of charioteer
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Examples from the Web for charioteer
This equipment of the charioteer is shown on the bas-reliefs.The Babylonian Legends of the Creation
And let the figure be composite—a pair of winged horses and a charioteer.Phaedrus
Now, Ion, will the charioteer or the physician be the better judge of the propriety of these lines?Ion
The soul of man is likened to a charioteer and two steeds, one mortal, the other immortal.Meno
Adroitly he leaped into the seat of the charioteer and seized the reins.Henry IV, Makers of History
John S. C. Abbott
- the driver of a chariot
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Word Origin and History for charioteer
late 14c., from Old French charioteur, from charriot (see chariot). As a verb from 1802. Related: Charioteered; charioteering.
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